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Snyder appoints commissioner to Interstate Commission for Juveniles

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Ted Forrest to the Interstate Commission for Juveniles.

The commission was created to track and supervise juveniles and provide enhanced accountability, enforcement, visibility and communication in the return of juveniles who have left their state residence without permission.

"Ted's experience working with Michigan's at-risk youth will play a critical role in the continued efforts of the commission to serve and protect our state's young people," Snyder said.

Forrest, of East Lansing, is program manager for the Michigan Department of Human Services' Interstate Compact for Juveniles, the Juvenile Justice Assignment Program and the Bureau of Juvenile Justice Operations. He previously served as DHS program manager for both Children's Protective Services and Youth in Transition Program. Forrest earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.

Forrest will represent Michigan and serve as commissioner for the state for a term at the pleasure of the governor. The appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.