Current Issues

Food Programs

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 is also dedicated to the expantion of school meal programs, and our work in Read More »

Healthcare Programs

CCJ uses litigation and policy advocacy to protect and expand access to healthcare for low-income people.   35,000 parents and Kinship Caregivers protected from losing Medicaid.  McKuhen v. Olszewski, Gladwin Cir. Ct. 2003.  On behalf of a low-income parent who needed ongoing Read More »

Family Economic Security Project

2014 - Focus on Employment: Mission: Improve the ability of unemployed, underemployed, and recently employed workers in Genesee County to obtain and retain work by improving the delivery of employment support services. Why: Reform of social programs has resulted in decreased reliance on DHS Read More »

Child Nutrition Programs

Center for Civil Justice (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 Read More »

Current Lawsuits

Impoundment Issues Persons whose cars were impounded THROUGH 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 Read More »