Criminal Justice Policy Commission

The Criminal Justice Policy Commission was established by Public Act 465 of 2014. The Commission shall do all of the following: Collect, prepare, analyze, and disseminate information regarding state and local sentencing and proposed release policies and practices for felonies and the use of prisons and jails, collect and analyze information concerning how misdemeanor sentences and the detention of defendants pending trial affect local jails, conduct ongoing research regarding the effectiveness of the sentencing guidelines, and in cooperation with the Department of Corrections, collect, analyze, and compile data and make projections regarding the populations and capacities of state and local correctional facilities, the impact of the sentencing guidelines and other laws, rules, and policies on those populations and capacities, and the effectiveness of efforts to reduce recidivism.
 

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Members

Jennifer Strange, Traverse City
Representing mental health professionals
Term ends March 1, 2018

Paul Stutesman, Three Rivers
Representing Circuit Court Judges
Term ends March 1, 2018

Sheryl Pimlott-Kubiak, Milford
Representing the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
Term ends March 1, 2018

Sarah Lightner, Springport
Representing the Michigan Association of Counties
Term ends March 1, 2018

Stacia Buchanan, Lansing
Representing criminal defense attorneys
Term ends March 1, 2019

Kyle Kaminski, Lansing
Representing the Michigan Department of Corrections
Term ends March 1, 2019

Raymond Voet, Ionia
Representing District Court Judges
Term ends March 1, 2019

Bruce Caswell, Hillsdale - Chair
Representing the general public
Term ends March 1, 2019
 
D.J. Hilson, Muskegon
Representing prosecuting attorneys
Terms ends March 1, 2021

Larry Stelma, Cedar Springs
Representing county sheriffs
Term ends March 1, 2021

Barbara Levine, Grand Ledge
Representing advocates of alternatives to incarceration
Term ends March 1, 2021

Andrew Verheek, Grand Rapids
Representing the Michigan Association of Community Corrections Advisory Boards
Term ends March 1, 2021