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Probate / Family Court

JUVENILE DIVISION


MEET OUR STAFF!

JUVENILE COURT REFEREE 
CHERYL R. SWEENEY
Office: 734-240-7167
Email:  cheryl_sweeney@monroemi.org

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WHAT IS A JUVENILE COURT REFEREE?
Referees are judicial officers who preside over hearings, consider testimony, and enter recommendations or adjudications. All referees are appointed (as opposed to judges, who are elected). Referees are attorneys (unless grandfathered in prior to 1993) who are in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan. A referee is considered a “judge” for purposes of the Judicial Canons, Rule 9.201.  Juvenile Court referees preside over hearings designed to protect children at abuse and neglect” hearings. Children may be protected by being placed into foster homes. Juvenile referees also hear “juvenile delinquency” cases when minors violate criminal statues. Juvenile referees make adjudications that become the order of the court.


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JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT
 Robert Jones  Deputy Director of Juvenile Services
Office: 734-240-7169
Email: robert_jones@monroemi.org
Steve Dunham  Diversion Officer
Email: steven_dunham@monroemi.org
Office: 734-240-7166
 Autumn Barnett  Adoption Supervisor
Email: autumn_barnett@monroemi.org
Office: 734-240-7172
 Brian Rochowiak  Intensive Probation
Email: brian_rochowiak@monroemi.org
Office: 734-240-7164
 Lyn Hammond  Probation Officer
Email: lyn_hammond@monroemi.org
Office: 734-240-7163
 Matt Gunter  Probation Officer
Email: matthew_gunter@monroemi.org
 Office: 734-240-7179
 Jeff Dusseau  Intensive Probation
Email: jeff_dusseau@monroemi.org
Office:
734-240-3229
   
   

JUVENILE DIVISION SUPPORT STAFF

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Michelle Hassett   Juvenile Register
 Office:  734-240-7174
Email: michelle_hassett@monroemi.org
 Pennie Kreps  Court Recorder
 Office:   734-240-7170
Email: pennie_kreps@monroemi.org
 Sam Henry  Deputy Juvenile Register
 Office:  734-240-7168
Email: samantha_henry@monroemi.org
 Angie Pendleton  Support Services Assistant
 Office:  734-240-7171
Email: angela_pendleton@monroemi.org