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Tribal delinquency jurisdiction, 2016

  • State (mandatory)

  • State (other)

  • Federal

  • Not applicable

Michigan is not a P.L. 280 state and no other statute was located that grants state jurisdiction over tribal matters. The Pokagon Band has exclusive ICWA jurisdiction, which may apply. MI recognizes tribes that are not federally recognized. See MI Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Monitoring data

  • N/A: Insufficient data to compute arrest rates
  • * Rates used to compute ratio based on fewer than 10 observations
  • † White detained rate is 0

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Indicator data, 2017


Website: Interactive Data 2008 - 2017
Author: Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice
Tracks RRIs 2008–2015
Geography: County
Report: Michigan Disproportionate Minority Contact Data
Author: Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice
Tracks RRIs 2008–2014
Geography: Statewide and county

Points of contact

Stages during the juvenile justice process tracked for relative rate indicators (RRIs).

Probation Confinement Adjudication Transfer Diversion Petitioned Detention Referred to court Arrest

Race reported

  • White

  • All minorities (as a group)

  • Black / African American

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Asian

  • American Indian / Alaska Native

  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander

  • Other / Mixed


The Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice publishes data on Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC). Michigan reports Relative Rate Indices (RRI) for all 9 recommended decision points and 7 populations. Rates are reported for each county and statewide. It is specified in the report that race and ethnicity are reported as separate variables.

DMC assessment

May provide an assessment to the federal juvenile justice agency, but not publicly available.

DMC coordinators

DMC coordinator 2012 2015 2016
Full-time state-level DMC coordinator
Part-time or other state-level staff

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Progressive data

The Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice (State Advisory Group) supports an Interactive Data feature on its website for exploring Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Relative Rate Index (RRI) measures across the nine federally required decision points and for individual race and ethnicity categories. Policy Policy Associates developed the application with the ability to select other indicators such as counts, rates, county rate comparisons, gender and age.  Some counties do not provide DMC-RRI data, or provide partial data, and are noted in the online tool. The Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice also supports a web page for downloading underlying DMC data in an Excel format.

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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