Advisory Board

The Saginaw County Community Corrections Advisory Board (CCAB) is committed to improve and progress in meeting the needs and challenges faced by our local criminal justice system. The comprehensive corrections plan is developed annually and is designed to implement, monitor, assess and evaluate Community Corrections programs in Saginaw County.

The CCAB meets monthly and has the following representation:

  • Sheriff William L. Federspiel
  • County Commissioner, James G Theisen
  • City Police Chief, Robert Ruth
  • Circuit Court Judge, Vacant, Designee, Paula McGlown
  • District Court Judge, Hon. A.T. Frank
  • Probate Judge, Hon. Patrick McGraw
  • Prosecutor John A. McColgan Jr.
  • Defense Attorney, Jonathan Huffman
  • Department of Corrections, Rick Riebschleger
  • General Public, Vacant
  • Communication/Media Relations, Bob Johnson
  • Business, Vacant
  • Human Services, Sandra Lindsey (Chair)

Subcommittees:

  • Public Education
  • Standards & Evaluation
  • Long Range Planning
  • Michigan Prisoner Re-entry Initiative

CCAB Bylaws

ARTICLE I - PURPOSE

The purposes of the board are as follows:

  1. Develop a comprehensive community corrections plan, monitor that plan, recommend improvements and modifications, perform annual evaluations of the programs and activities in that plan, and prepare an annual report.
  2. Provide for the management of the Community Corrections Plan. In furtherance of these purposes the board will:
    1. Develop a process for receipt of proposals, a proposal review and selection criteria which present no conflicting interest with the CCAB, County Commission or OCC or local programs under consideration.
    2. Establish a system for data analysis as required by the Office of Community Corrections and provide information and monthly reports as required by the State CCB.
    3. Comply with minimum standards, program and fiscal monitoring system adopted by the State CCB.
    4. Develop a system for evaluation and monitoring the effectiveness of the Community Correction programs in accordance with guidelines developed by the State CCB.
    5. Adopt program policies and procedures for the operation of the CCAB and the local programs.
    6. Develop bylaws which set forth membership criteria as established in the Community Corrections Act and detail the purpose, structure, and expectations of the Board.
    7. Develop an ongoing public education and information program and implement public information activities which inform and educate the general public regarding the need for diversion of nonviolent offenders from confinement and the benefits these programs bring to the local community.
    8. Determine the possible sources of funding of the program activity specified in the comprehensive plan.
    9. Enter into contracts for services or provide services directly as identified in the comprehensive plan.
    10. Regularly monitor activities under the comprehensive plan for compliance with OCC operating standards and initiate corrective actions in cases of noncompliance.
    11. Respond to requests by OCC and ensure that any required corrective actions are taken.
    12. Develop safeguards to prevent duplication of existing public and private services to meet the needs of clients.
    13. Encourage local planning activities in order to promote greater interagency coordination and more effective program development.

ARTICLE II - OFFICES

The principal office of the Board will be in the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners Office, 111 S. Michigan, Saginaw, Michigan,
989-790-5268.

ARTICLE III – MEMBERS

Section 1. Board Business: The business and affairs of the Board will be managed and controlled by the Community Corrections Advisory Board, and will consist of 13 members.

Section 2. Representation: The Board will represent a cross section of Corrections, Business, Labor, Governmental Political Bodies and Community Agencies. Membership will consist of people who fill the following roles:

  • Saginaw County Sheriff, or designee
  • City of Saginaw Chief of Police, or designee
  • Circuit Court Judge, or designee
  • District Court Judge, or designee
  • Probate Court Judge, or designee
  • Saginaw County Commissioner or City of Saginaw Government Representative
  • Mental Health, Public Health, Substance Abuse, Employment and Training, or Community
  • Alternatives Program Representative 
  • Saginaw County Prosecutor, or designee
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Business Community Representative
  • Communications Media Representative
  • Circuit Court or District Court Probation Agent
  • General Public Representative

Section 3. Selection of Members: Appoint of new or additional Board members will be by the Board of Commissioners. Before an appointment is made, the Board of Commissioners will publish advance notice of the appointment, and request that the names of persons interested in being considered for the appointment be submitted.

Section 4. Term: Each Board member will serve for a term of up to three years, and will hold office until a successor has been chosen, unless the Board position is vacated by resignation, death, removal or otherwise. Terms will run from October 1st to September 30th.

Section 5. Designees: The Saginaw County Sheriff, City of Saginaw Chief of Police, the Circuit Court Judge, the District Court Judge, the Probate Court Judge, and the Saginaw County Prosecutor, have the right to designate a designee with proxy voting power to represent the position when unable to attend a specific Board meeting. Selection of additional Board members will be made by the Board of Commissioners.

Section 6. Meetings: Meetings of the Board will be held at such place within the State of Michigan as Board members may from time to time determine. Special meetings may also be held at any time upon call of the Chairperson, and will be called by any Board member upon written demand of not less than one half of the entire Board. The Board will comply with the Open Meeting Act of the State of Michigan.

Section 7. Notice: Meetings of the Board may be held upon oral or written notice served on, sent, or mailed to each Board member prior to the meeting.

Section 8. Quorum and Adjournment: Seven member or designees of the Board will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business if the Board contains 13 members. If the membership is less than 13 due to unfilled vacancies, attendance by over half the existing membership constitutes a quorum. If a quorum is not present, at any meeting, at least four members or designees present must agree on an action item presented for adoption.

Section 9. Removal: The Board, at any meeting, and by a majority vote, may request the removal of any member for any reasons of poor attendance, malfeasance of duty, or conflict of interest.

Section 10. Executive and Other Committees: The Board, by a majority vote, may designate from among its members and Executive committee of not less than three members including the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and Secretary. Other committees can be established by a vote of the majority of the Board members as needed.

Section 11. Standing Committees: The Chairman of the CCAB will sit on all standing committees in addition to three other members of the CCAB. The standing committees will be seated after the elections of the CCAB officers at the beginning of each calendar year.

The current standing committees are defined as follows:

  • Long Range Planning: Responsible for the development of new programs and the enhancement of any existing programs. Provides the final recommendation to the full Board regarding programs to be included in the annual grant application to the State OCC.
  • Standards and Evaluations: Responsible for the Current standards of Pretrial Services as well as all other Community Corrections programs and the evaluation of same. Responsible for ongoing evaluation of Community Corrections programs to make recommendation for future modifications to be presented to the Long Range Planning.
  • Public Education: Responsible for educating users of programs (Judges, Probation, new CCAB members, etc.) as to the availability and description of Community Corrections programs. Fosters public awareness of plans to place felons back into the community.
  • MPRI - Michigan Prisoner Re-entry Initiative: Responsible for assembling key stakeholders in the community to determine and provide services for the needs of offenders returning to the community.

Section 12. Action By Board: Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board or any committee thereof may be taken without a meeting if the majority of the Board or committee consent in writing to the adoption of a resolution authorizing the actions. The resolution and written consent thereto by the member of the Board or committee will be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board or the Committee.

ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS

Section 1. Selection: The Board will elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and a Secretary. Elections will be held once a year on the date approved by the majority of Board members at a regular Board meeting.

Section 2. Term of Office and Removal: The term of office of all officers will be until the next subsequent annual elections meeting or until their successors are elected and have qualified. Any officer may be removed with cause, at any time, by a majority vote of the Board.

Section 3. Powers and Duties: The officers of the Board will, unless otherwise ordered by the Board, each have such powers and duties as generally pertain to their respective offices, as well as such powers and duties as from time to time may be specifically conferred by the Board.

Section 4. Votes: All members will have one vote. The vote may be given by proxy to a designee for those positions that are allowed a designee.

Section 5. Compensation: No officer will receive, directly or indirectly, any compensation for participation as a Board member other than reimbursement for travel or training expenses.

ARTICLE V - AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS

The bylaws of the Board may be amended or repealed only by a majority vote of the members or designees of the Board present at a scheduled meeting called for this purpose. A request for this meeting must be made in writing to the Chairperson. An announcement of the proposed changes in the bylaws will be provided in writing to all members of the Board at least seven days prior to the scheduled Board meeting.