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Governor makes appointment to Juvenile Justice committee

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Nancy Becker Bennett, of Okemos, 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.

"Nancy brings years of outstanding, valuable experience," said Snyder. "She is a great choice for this committee and I am thankful for her service to the state of Michigan." 

Becker Bennett is the grants and community services division director for the Michigan Department of State Police. She previously worked as the department's grants management section manager and grants coordinator. She also served seven years as manager of the law enforcement section within the Michigan Department of Community Health's Office of Drug Control Policy. Becker Bennett holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in justice and law enforcement from American University. She will serve as a representative of law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies and fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Kari Kusmierz.

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