Perry appoints Wilhelm to state board
ELLIS COUNTY - Governor Rick Perry-R, appointed Former Ellis County Court at Law No. 1 Judge Greg Wilhelm as one of the 14 new members representing the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board recently.
The Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Board is comprised of members with extensive training, background, or knowledge regarding the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency and the administration of juvenile justice. Pursuant to federal regulations governing implementation of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 (JJDP), the Governor’s Advisory Board must comply with the following duties:
Advise on matters pertaining to juvenile justice and delinquency prevention;
Participate in the development and review of the State’s Three-Year Plan;
Review and make changes as needed to the Three-Year Plan;
Submit to the Governor and the Legislature recommendations regarding state compliance with the requirements of Subchapter II, Part B, Sections 223(A)(12), (13), and (14) of the JJDP Act and all fund sources from the JJDP Office;
Consult and seek regular input and suggestions from juveniles currently under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system;
Assist local communities through the Regional Councils of Governments (COGs) to review, comment, and prioritize grant applications submitted for funding from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division;
Identify and nominate candidates for the position of Chair, Vice-Chair, Sub-Committee Chairs and the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) when positions expire;
Keep an up-to-date nominating grid of all current JJAB members along with the category of members needed or mandated by the statute; and set juvenile justice priorities for all juvenile justice funding.
Wilhelm, a local attorney, arbitrator and mediator is from Midlothian and also was a former Ellis County Treasurer.
“I am humbled by Governor Perry’s appointment to this Board,” stated Wilhelm.
“It is an honor to be given the opportunity to serve the citizens of Texas, in this capacity, and to play a part in ensuring that our States Juvenile Justice Programs are effectively managed and efficiently funded.”
Wilhelm is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Ellis County Bar Association, founding President and Board member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ellis County, Inc., and current member of the statewide Board of Directors for Texas CASA.
He is also Chairman of the Regent University School of Law Alumni Advisory Board and member of the Law School’s Board of Visitors, an advisor to The Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law, and frequent public speaker on issues of law, principled statesmanship, prevention of child abuse and neglect, and the battle against human trafficking.
Wilhelm received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a master’s degree in public policy from Regent University, and a law degree from Regent University School of Law.