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Criminal Justice Policy Commission

The Criminal Justice Policy Commission was established by Public Act 465 of 2014. The Commission shall do all of the following: Collect, prepare, analyze, and disseminate information regarding state and local sentencing and proposed release policies and practices for felonies and the use of prisons and jails, collect and analyze information concerning how misdemeanor sentences and the detention of defendants pending trial affect local jails, conduct ongoing research regarding the effectiveness of the sentencing guidelines, and in cooperation with the Department of Corrections, collect, analyze, and compile data and make projections regarding the populations and capacities of state and local correctional facilities, the impact of the sentencing guidelines and other laws, rules, and policies on those populations and capacities, and the effectiveness of efforts to reduce recidivism.
Pursuant to Public Act 576 of 2018, MCL 769.32a and 769.33a that created the Criminal Justice Policy Commission were repealed effective September 30, 2019. 


Public Act 175 of 1927, MCL 769.32a


Kyle Kaminski, Lansing
Representing the Michigan Department of Corrections
Term ends March 1, 2019
D.J. Hilson, Muskegon
Representing prosecuting attorneys
Terms ends March 1, 2021

Michelle LaJoye-Young, Alto
Representing county sheriffs
Term ends March 1, 2021

Barbara Levine, Grand Ledge
Representing advocates of alternatives to incarceration
Term ends March 1, 2021

Andrew Verheek, Grand Rapids
Representing the Michigan Association of Community Corrections Advisory Boards
Term ends March 1, 2021
Jennifer Strange, Traverse City
Representing mental health professionals
Term ends March 1, 2022

Paul Stutesman, Three Rivers
Representing Circuit Court Judges
Term ends March 1, 2022

Sheryl Kubiak, Milford
Representing the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
Term ends March 1, 2022

Kenneth Mitchell, Lansing
Representing the Michigan Association of Counties
Term ends March 1, 2022

Ronald Bretz, Lansing
Representing criminal defense attorneys
Term ends March 1, 2023

Pleasure of the Governor
Charles Goedert, Ferndale
Representing District Court Judges
Term ends March 1, 2023

Amanda Burgess-Proctor, Royal Oak-Chair
Representing the general public