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

 

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