Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice

The Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice is the merger of two commissions that worked on juvenile justice issues.  The 15-member committee will advise on juvenile justice issues and guide effective implementation of juvenile justice policies and programs. The new, smaller joint commission will provide better focus on issues and be more likely to meet quorum requirements. The membership of the new committee will also contain judges, members active within the community and law enforcement personnel. Prevention of juvenile delinquency will play a significant role in the committee's advisory function. This is an advisory board to be held within the Michigan Department of Human Services.  

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Statute

Executive Order No. 2012-1

Contact Information

Melinda Fandel
Juvenile Justice Programs Office
Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: (517) 373-8934
Email: fandelm@michigan.gov 

Members

MaryAnn Sarosi, Ann Arbor
Represents law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies, which may include state or local police, the local sheriff's department, juvenile and family court judges, prosecutors, counsel for children and youth, and probation workers
term expires 12/31/17

Helana Lang, Lansing
Represents members who have been or are currently under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system and under the age of 24 at the time of appointment
term expires 12/31/17

John Broad, Grosse Pointe Farms
Represents persons with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to school violence and vandalism and alternatives to suspension and expulsion
term expires 12/31/17

Terri Gilbert, Ann Arbor
Represents representatives of law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies, which may include state or local police, the local sheriff's department, juvenile and family court judges, prosecutors, counsel for children and youth, and probation workers
term expires 12/31/17

Lawrence "Larry" Emig, Reed City
Represent locally elected officials in general purpose local government
term expires 12/31/17

Justice Mary Beth Kelly, Grosse Ile, Chair
Represents representatives of law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies, which may include state or local police, the local sheriff's department, juvenile and family court judges, prosecutors, counsel for children and youth, and probation workers

term expires 12/31/17

Amanda "Amy" Good, Detroit
Represents representatives of private non-profit organizations
term expires 12/31/17

Nancy Becker Bennett, Okemos
Represents representatives of law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies, which may include state or local police, the local sheriff's department, juvenile and family court judges, prosecutors, counsel for children and youth, and probation workers
term expires 12/31/17

Sandra Metcalf, Grand Haven 
Represents representatives of law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies, which may include state or local police, the local sheriff's department, juvenile and family court judges, prosecutors, counsel for children and youth, and probation workers
term expires 12/31/17

Joseph Ryan, Ann Arbor
Represents persons with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, child abuse and neglect, and youth violence
term expires 12/31/17

Bob Higgins, Portage
Represents representatives of public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment, such as welfare, social services mental health, education, special education, recreation, and youth services
term expires 12/31/17

Jordan Scott, Muskegon
Represents persons who have been, or are currently, involved in a juvenile justice program
term expires 12/31/17

Kenyatta Stephens, Farmington Hills
Represents volunteers who work with delinquents or potential delinquents
term expires 12/31/17

Thomas Weichel, Spruce
Represents youth workers involved with programs that are alternatives to incarceration, including programs providing organized recreation activities
term expires 12/31/17

Michael Reynolds, Detroit
Represents members who have been or are currently under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system and under the age of 24 at the time of appointment
term expires 12/31/17