DeLaCruz named director of Office of Community Violence Intervention Services

Governor Gretchen Whitmer  announced Jennifer DeLaCruz as the director of the newly created Office of Community Violence Intervention Services.

This office was created through an investment in Governor Whitmer’s FY2024 budget. It is designed to partner with community-based organizations working to reduce violent incidents by providing grants and other resources to community violence prevention agencies. DeLaCruz will oversee a staff of four.

DeLaCruz has been the state administrative manager in MDHHS’ Injury and Violence Prevention Section since 2015, serving as subject matter expert in overdose, suicide, sexual violence, and community violence intervention.

Previously, she worked for Michigan State University’s School of Social Work.