We are excited to share that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit’s President and CEO Jeannine Gant has been selected by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to join the Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform.
The Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform will focus on analyzing our juvenile justice system, while recommending proven practices and strategies for reform grounded in data, research, and fundamental constitutional principles. Chaired by Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilcrest, the task force will include members of the executive branch legislature, judiciary, and juvenile justice community.
“To fully change our criminal justice system into a system that will position young Michiganders for success, we need the best minds from a wide variety of backgrounds to lead the Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform,” said Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist. “I am very confident that these appointees are going to do everything in their power to ensure that we focus on building and delivering reforms that will make our communities safer while improving outcomes for individuals who come into contact with our criminal justice system. When we allow everyone to have a seat at the table, we make sure that these policies will be inclusive and equitable for all.”