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 Health and Human Services. Members serve three-year terms.
 
 
Statute
Contact Information
Melinda Fandel
Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Juvenile Justice, Native American Affairs, and Race Equity
235 S. Grand Ave
Suite 1315
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 241-9786
Fandelm@michigan.gov

 

Current Members:   

Corey Haines, Madison Heights

Represents law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies

Term Expires 12/31/20

 

Nyeli Castanon-Velasquez, Lansing

Represents persons under the age of 28 at the time of appointment

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

 

Kathleen Bailey, Plainwell

Represents youth workers involved with programs that are alternatives to incarceration, including programs providing organized recreation activities

Term Expires 12/31/21

 

Shenette Coleman, Redford Township

Represents public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment

Term Expires 12/31/21

 

Bob Higgins, Portage - Chairperson

Represents persons with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to school violence and vandalism and alternatives to suspension and expulsion

Term Expires 12/31/21

 

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 12/31/21

 

Joseph Ryan, Ann Arbor

Represents public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment

Term Expires 12/31/21

 

Nancy Becker Bennett, Okemos

Represents law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies

Term Expires 12/31/21

 

Cameron Clark, Beulah 

Represents law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies

Term Expires 12/31/21

 

Janeé Ayers, Detroit
Represents locally elected officials representing general purpose local government
Term Expires 12/31/22

Amiyah Davis, Detroit

Represents persons who have been or are currently involved in the juvenile justice system

Term Expires 12/31/22

 

Allie Greenleaf Maldonado, Petoskey

Represents an Indian tribal representative or other individual with significant expertise in tribal law enforcement and juvenile justice in Indian tribal communities

Term Expires 12/31/22

 

Jason Smith, Ann Arbor

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 12/31/22

 

Natalya Henderson, Kalamazoo

Represents volunteers who work with delinquents or potential delinquents

Term Expires 12/31/22

 

Marcela Moralez-Morris, Caledonia

Represents law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies

Term Expires 12/31/22

 

Mark Young, Detroit

Represents law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies

Term Expires 12/31/22

 

Tashmica Torok, Lansing

Represents victims or witness advocacy groups including an individual with expertise in addressing the challenges of sexual abuse and exploitation and trauma

Term Expires 12/31/22