Advisory Board


The Midland County Juvenile Care Center Advisory Board (JCCAB), appointed by the Midland County Board of Commissioners to inter-relate between the County Board of Commissioners and the Midland County Juvenile Care Center (JCC) is established to represent the citizens of Midland County for the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the JCC in serving the needs of the community and the State of Michigan in the fields of juvenile justice, including comments upon the community's needs, the effectiveness of service programs and other policy matters as interpreted by the members of the JCCAB, or as may be from time to time assigned by the Midland County Board of Commissioners.  


Judge Dorene S. Allen

Ryan Griffus - Director, Juvenile Care Center

Jennifer Woods - Director of Court Services and Program Development

John Blahunka - Retired, Meridian Schools

Commissioner Eric Dorrien - Midland County Board of Commissioners

Bridgette Gransden - Administrator/Controller, Midland County

Elizabeth Kline - Supervisor, Community Mental Health

Michael M. Mishic - Attorney at Law

Sheriff Myron Greene - Midland County Sheriff’s Office

William Smith - Midland County Attorney

Jenee Velasquez - Executive Director - Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow Community Foundation

Gary Verlinde - Assistant Superintendent, Midland Public Schools