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About Us

Purpose and Objectives

The Juvenile Justice Association of Michigan is an organization formed in 1973 by the merger or the County Juvenile Officer’s Association and the Family Court Workers Association. JJAM is concerned with providing representation for all juvenile justice personnel, promoting and maintaining standards of efficiency within the Michigan Family Justice System and encouraging progressive legislation, resolutions and other desirable programs representing the common interest of children and their families in the State of Michigan.


Rhonda Ihm

7th Circuit Court
Expires 2025

Deborah Shaw

Vice President
Livingston County
Expires 2025

Chris Dulac

Allegan County
Expires 2024

David Pelon

Barry County
Expires 2024

Heather Streicher

Osceola County
Expires 2025

Cameron Clark

Leelanau County
Expires 2024

Elvin Gonzalez

Berrien County
Expires 2025

Nichole Faulds

Program Chair
Macomb County
Appointed by the president

Mike McMillan

St. Clair County
Appointed by the president

Sara Edwards

Legislative & Court Rule Chair
Shiawassee County
Appointed by the president

Our History

MAFCA was founded in 1974 to provide a representative, non-partisan organization through which Family Court Administration could discuss issues and develop positions relative to staffing, budgeting, programming and legislation pertaining to the juvenile justice system. Our primary objective is to promulgate, promote and maintain proper standards for efficiency, effectiveness and accountability for the administration of the juvenile justice system in order to better serve children and families. Membership is open to managers responsible for the formulation of policy and/or supervision of staff of the Family Division of the Circuit Court.

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