JJAM 2019 Annual Conference

September 18th - 20th

Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire

Hotel Reservation

Registration for Those Commuting

Registration for Those Staying at Shanty Creek

Conference Agenda


Wednesday Speaker: Noah Bradow, Juvenile Legal Updates  

Noah Bradow has served with the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) since March 2013. He first joined SCAO in the Child Welfare Services Division and moved to Trial Court Services (TCS) in August 2015. Noah currently manages the TCS court analyst staff, and provides assistance to Michigan’s courts on juvenile delinquency and child protective issues.

Before joining SCAO, Noah was in private law practice focusing on issues of criminal law, child welfare, and domestic relations in the Lansing area. He holds a J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, as well as a B.A. in Political Science from Michigan State University.

Thursday AM Speaker: Dr. Marit Vogel, Child Adolescent Psychiatry/Gene Sight Testing

Thursday PM Topic: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Mandated Reporting

Friday Speaker: Naomi Sponable, Juvenile Trauma

Naomi Sponable moved to Northern Michigan from the Grand Rapids area about 12 years ago. She has since worked for Communities in Schools of Northwest Michigan as a "success coach", taught Psychology and Sociology, and volunteered for several agencies within the community. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who maintains a part-time private practice and contracts with Antrim County Probate Court to provide Basic Grant services. As part of the Antrim County Trauma Informed Care Team, Naomi has worked as the Antrim County Trauma Treatment Coordinator for the past year. When she's not working, Naomi enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, fishing, and enjoying the Northern Michigan outdoors.