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Wayne Pediatrics Physician Appointed to Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice


On August 2, 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order No. 2022-7. 

"Executive Order No. 2022-7 abolishes the current Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice created by Executive Order No. 2017-12 and recreates the committee in alignment with the requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Under the executive order, the committee is tasked with the development and review of the state’s juvenile justice plan. Following the release of recommendations from governor’s Juvenile Justice Reform Task Force, the new Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice will include a tribal representative and increases representation of community-based services and supports for young people."

Of the many talented individuals appointed to the committee, our own Dr. Laura Benjamins has accepted a three year term, starting August 2, 2022 and running through August 2, 2025.

"Laura Benjamins, M.D., of Grosse Pointe Farms, is a professor for the Wayne State University Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Benjamins is appointed to represent licensed individuals with experience in preventing and addressing mental health and substance abuse needs in delinquent youth and youth at risk of delinquency."

Read the full press release here.

Dr. Laura Benjamins headshot