Organizations interested in becoming a Steering Team Member may do so by applying. An organization applying must have at least one person act as a representative of that organization during Steering Team meetings. The Steering Team will consist of up to 15 members, elected by consensus, and will represent the following:
The convening organization for the Collaborative
The chairs of each Priority Project Workgroup
A Grassroots Capacity-Building/Advocacy Organization
Various organizations working on criminal justice issues in Michigan
At least one organization of justice-impacted people.
Steering Team Responsibilities
In order to remain in good standing, all Steering Team members must commit to the following:
Attend monthly phone/ in-person meetings.
Complete work assignments in between meetings.
Actively recruit, engage and retain general members.
Make an annual contribution to support MI-CEMI according to their organization’s annual budget.
$1 million or more = $1,200
$500K < $1 million = $500
$250 K < $500 K – $250
<$250 K = $100
Individual = $10-$100
Steering Team Authority
The Steering Team is empowered to do the following on behalf of MI-CEMI:
Make decisions, including commitments, and endorsements.
Enter into contracts.
Apply for funding to support the work of the collaborative
Coordinate the development and execution of organizational strategies.
Host an annual membership meeting.
Steering Team Meetings
Phone and in-person meetings will be open and conducted by a professional facilitator.
The Steering Team will make decisions based on consensus.
Any steering or general member may bring a project forward for formal MI-CEMI endorsement.
The Steering Team may create ad hoc committees to support an approved project.