Vehicle Impoundment/Due Process: Press Release (May 2, 2014)
Persons whose cars were impounded though no fault of their own under Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 257.252-.254, especially those on public assistance or otherwise living below the poverty level, and who think they have been affected by untimely or improper impoundment notices, should contact Center for Civil Justice at (810) 244-8044.
Plan First! Medicaid Denied to MI Women: Press Release (June 24, 2014)
Center for Civil Justice is representing Michigan Women who have been terminated for Plan First! reproductive coverage. If you or someone you know has had her Plan First! coverage terminated, and has not had eligibility determined for other Medicaid Programs, such as the Healthy Michigan Plan, please contact Center for Civil Justice for details on how we can help. (810) 244-8044
UPDATE: Due to a temporary agreement reached in the federal case Dozier v. Haveman, thousands of low-income Michigan women will continue to receive Plan First! coverage. Attorneys for the Michigan Department of Community Health (DCH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) and attorneys for the Center for Civil Justice, which represents women challenging the cutoff of their Plan First! Medicaid benefits, reached the agreement after the Center filed suit on June 23, 2014. Details here (June 30, 2014).
CCJ is a leader in anti-hunger advocacy in Michigan. It works to expand awareness of and participation in federal programs, such as the Supplemental Food Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program) and WIC.
CCJ uses litigation and policy advocacy to protect and expand access to healthcare for low-income people.
Center for Civil Justice has the expertise and experience to analyze program changes as they happen, to recognize when the changes aren’t designed or implemented lawfully, to keep community agencies and low-income people informed, and to enforce the law.
Child Nutrition Programs
CCJ uses outreach, recruitment and advocacy to expand and retain participation in child nutrition programs throughout Michigan. CCJ works with the Michigan Department of Education and other child anti-hunger organizations to recruit new sponsors and sites for At-Risk Afterschool Meals, Summer Meals and Breakfast in the Classroom programs. We are parnering with the newly formed Michigan Hunger Solutions to advocate for child nutrition programs.
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The Center for Civil Justice helps vulnerable people – including children, persons with disabilities, and the elderly – access the critical programs and services they need to find safety and stability in times of crisis. These programs meet the most basic needs for food, shelter, utilities, and healthcare, as well as work.
The Center for Civil Justice monitors and improves Michigan’s safety net programs so they work for the people they are supposed to help. The Center for Civil Justice has a long and accomplished history of watching out for and solving problems with Michigan’s safety net and we take pride in the quality services we offer to people who have nowhere else to turn.