Gov. Whitmer makes appointments to Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board

Marquette County Prosecutor Matt Wiese. (WLUC File Photo)

LANSING, Mich. (WlUC) - Governor Gretchen Whitmer Friday announced the following appointments to the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board.

Amy R. Krause, of East Lansing, is a Judge for the Michigan Court of Appeals.

She previously served an assistant attorney general, and as an assistant prosecutor and coordinator of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit for the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office. Judge Krause is appointed to represent individuals who have experience in an area related to the problems of domestic violence and/or sexual violence, for a term commencing December 5, 2019 and expiring December 4, 2022. She succeeds Jeffrie Cape whose term expires December 4, 2019. The Governor has designated Judge Krause to serve as Chairperson of the Board.

Melissa Lopez Pope, of Troy, is a member of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and Chief Judge of the tribal court.

She is also the Chief Justice of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Court of Appeals. She previously served as director of victim services for the Triangle Foundation and staff attorney for the Women’s Survival Center of Oakland County. Judge Pope is appointed to represent individuals who have experience in an area related to the problems of domestic violence and/or sexual violence, for a term commencing December 5, 2019 and expiring December 4, 2022. She succeeds James Fink whose term expires December 4, 2019.

Matthew J. Wiese, of Marquette, is the Marquette County Prosecutor.

He also serves as a peer review consultant for the Office on Violence Against Women and as a consultant with Minnesota Program Development, Inc., where he trains law enforcement and prosecutors on developing investigation and prosecution techniques for domestic violence cases. Wiese is appointed to represent individuals who have experience in an area related to the problems of domestic violence and/or sexual violence, for a term commencing December 5, 2019 and expiring December 4, 2022. He succeeds Cris Mary Sullivan whose term expires December 4, 2019.

The Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board coordinates and monitors programs and services for the prevention of domestic and sexual violence and the treatment of victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Board administers grants awarded under the Violence Against Women Act, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, and other governmental and non-governmental grants.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.



 
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