Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice

Created by Executive Order 2012-1, the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice advises the Governor on juvenile justice issues and guides effective implementation of juvenile justice policies and programs. Executive Order 2017-12 restructured the committee to be composed of between 15 and 33 members to comply with the federal Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act. This is an advisory board housed within the Michigan Department of Human Services. Members serve three-year terms.
 
 
Statute
Contact Information
Melinda Fandel
Juvenile Justice Programs Office
Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: (517) 373-8934
Email: fandelm@michigan.gov 
Members
Kathleen Bailey, Plainwell
Represents youth workers involved with programs that are alternatives to incarceration, including programs providing organized recreation activities
Term Expires 12/31/18
 
Shenetta Coleman, Redford Township
Represents public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment
Term Expires 12/31/18
 
Bob Higgins, Portage
Represents persons with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to school violence and vandalism and alternatives to suspension and expulsion
Term Expires 12/31/18
 
Sandra Lindsey, Lathrup Village
Represents persons with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, child abuse and neglect, and youth violence
Term Expires 12/31/18
 
Joseph Ryan, Ann Arbor
Represents public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment
Term Expires 12/31/18
 
Nancy Becker Bennett, Okemos
Represents law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies
Term Expires 12/31/18
 
Cameron Clark, Beulah 
Represents law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies
Term Expires 12/31/18
 
Lawrence Emig, Reed City
Represents locally elected officials representing general purpose local government
Term Expires 12/31/19
 
Mary Beth Kelly, Grosse Ile
Represents volunteers who work with delinquents or potential delinquents
Term Expires 12/31/19
 
Sandra Metcalf, Grand Haven
Represents law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies
Term Expires 12/31/19
 
Kenyatta Stephens, Farmington Hills
Represents private nonprofit organizations with a special focus on the following: preserving and strengthening families, parent groups and parent self-help groups, youth development, delinquency prevention and treatment, neglected or dependent children, the quality of juvenile justice, education, religious and community groups, nongovernmental victim advocacy organizations, or social services for children
Term Expires 12/31/19
 
Thomas Weichel, Spruce
Represents law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies
Term Expires 12/31/19
 
Jessica Black, Mount Pleasant
Represents persons under the age of 24 at the time of appointment
Term Expires 12/31/19
 
Corey Haines, Madison Heights
Represents law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies
Term Expires 12/31/20
 
DaQuann Harrison, Ypsilanti
Represents persons who have been or are currently involved in the juvenile justice system
Term Expires 12/31/20
 
Marquaun Kane, Ann Arbor
Represents persons who have been or are currently involved in the juvenile justice system
Term Expires 12/31/20
 
Antonio Leija, Greenville
Represents persons who have been or are currently involved in the juvenile justice system
Term Expires 12/31/20
 
MaryAnn Sarosi, Ann Arbor
Represents volunteers who work with delinquents or potential delinquents
Term Expires 12/31/20
 
Terri Gilbert, Ann Arbor
Represents public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment
Term Expires 12/31/20
 
Sara McCauley, Traverse City
Represents public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment
Term Expires 12/31/20