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Governor Snyder appoints judge to Community Corrections Board
A local judge has been tapped to represent district court judges statewide on the Michigan Community Corrections Board.
Governor Rick Snyder appointed last month Judge Bradley Knoll of Ottawa County’s 58th District Court to the 13-member board.
He will serve the remainder of a four-year term that will expire on March 31, 2021. He was appointed to fill a vacancy following the resignation of Beth Gibson.
“I thank Judge Knoll for his commitment to improving community corrections programs in Michigan,” Snyder said.
The board serves in an advisory capacity to the director of the Michigan Department of Corrections, or MDOC. Knoll will help the board make suggestions to better community corrections programs throughout the state.
The Michigan Community Corrections Board helps the director of the MDOC decide how to allocate grants to local governments. The grants are used to support services such as substance-abuse treatment and residential programs for certain types of offenders.
Knoll was elected to the 58th District Court in 2002. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2014. He was appointed as chief judge of the 58th District Court by the Michigan Supreme Court.
Knoll is also an adjunct professor of criminology and political science at Grand Rapids Community College and a faculty member of the Michigan Judicial Institute.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the Detroit College of Law.