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.
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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.