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Governor makes appointment to Juvenile Justice committee

Friday, October 5, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Mark Washington, of Detroit, to the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice.  

Created by Executive Order 2012-1, the 15-member committee advises the governor on juvenile justice issues and guides effective implementation of juvenile justice policies and programs.

"Mark brings outstanding perspective and leadership skills to this board, and I am confident his service will greatly contribute to the work and goals of the committee," said Snyder.  

Washington is the lead youth advocate for the Detroit-based Black Family Development Inc., where he facilitates youth groups, serves on several committees and collaborates with various community organizations and public agencies. He attended Wayne Memorial High School, Detroit Midtown Academy and Clintondale Community Schools, where he received a video and radio production certificate.

Washington will serve the remainder of a three-year term that expires Dec. 31, 2014, and his appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.