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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board

Thursday, December 3, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Yvonne Bradley, of Bay City, Elizabeth Pollard Hines, of Ann Arbor, and Jeffrey Sauter, of Grand Ledge, to the Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board.

The seven-member board was established within the Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for state oversight in the areas of domestic and sexual violence prevention and treatment. The board administers state and federal funding for domestic and sexual violence shelters and advocacy services, develops and recommends policy and provides technical assistance and training.

“Domestic and sexual violence are serious issues that threaten victims and damage both their physical and mental health and well-being,” Snyder said. “I am grateful for the service members on this board.”

Brantley is a sergeant with the Michigan State Police in Freeland, where she oversees the post budget, administrative squad, all grant funding through the Office of Highway Safety and Planning, and acts as the assistant property room manager.  She also serves as an adjunct professor at Delta College.  She has extensive training in sexual assault, exploitation and domestic violence. Brantley earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Delta College and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University. 

Hines is the chief judge of the 15th District Court for the City of Ann Arbor, where she primarily handles criminal cases, including a specialized domestic violence docket. She previously served as assistant prosecuting attorney for Washtenaw County.  Hines earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. 

Sauter is a circuit court judge in Eaton County, where he handles a caseload of civil, criminal, and family cases and presides over the Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program in addition to initiating a Veterans Treatment Court. Sauter earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a law degree from Cooley Law School. 

Members will serve three-year terms expiring Dec. 4, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.