DeLaCruz named director of Office of Community Violence Intervention Services

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently announced Jennifer DeLaCruz as the director of the newly created Office of Community Violence Intervention Services.
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, monitoring the educational progress of master’s level social work students, and as an MDHHS public health consultant, where she led diabetes and dementia policy and strategic planning through a contract with the Michigan Public Health Institute.  

She holds a master’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University.