Model Judiciary Program

YMCA Michigan Youth in Government's MJP program is a Mock Trial competition that takes place as part of a larger state wide youth leadership event to lift up youth voices, further democratic principles and further the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. This work is part of a national movement of programs and teens engaging in programs from Mock Trial and legislative debate to leadership experiences and team building. ]

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YMCA MYIG Mock Trials are styled as jury trials with a trial judge presiding. Where possible we will assign a Presiding Judge and one or more scoring judges to each courtroom, in this instance both volunteers will evaluate the teams. If we only have one volunteer in a courtroom they will preside and evaluate. See the most recent case and rules here.

What is the Model Judiciary Program?

How do I create a team?

Wondering what a trial looks like? Check out the 2021 State Finals!
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