Meet the Victim Rights Team
Victim Rights Program Director
William (Bill) Dailey is the new Victim Services Training Unit Director for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan. He has recently joined PAAM following over twenty-one years of service as an Assistant Prosecutor in Macomb County. During his years as an Assistant Prosecutor, he was assigned as a Circuit Court second chair and first chair docket prosecutor, Juvenile Court prosecutor, Domestic Violence prosecutor, Community Prosecution, Drug Unit and Chief of the Drug Unit, and Chief of the District Court Unit.
During that time, he prosecuted nearly every sort of victim-focused crime. In addition to his primary court and supervisory duties, he regularly sought out and was assigned homicide cases, serious assault cases and other cases of community importance. He has spoken on various legal topics to local groups of prosecutors, as well as law enforcement officers, at the Macomb Police Academy, as well as multiple Michigan State Police trainings. Bill attended the University of Michigan, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, with a Concentration in Law, Criminology and Deviance. He received his J.D. from Wayne State University.
Victim Rights Training Specialist
Jeannie Wernet is a NOVA certified comprehensive crime victim advocate. She served as the Ionia County victim rights coordinator from 2012 to 2019. Jeannie is owner/handler of retired canine advocate “Patty,” the 2nd of 24 Canine Advocacy Program dogs in Michigan to be placed in a prosecutor’s office. Jeannie and “Patty” have presented at numerous conferences on the benefits of using highly trained dogs with children to alleviate the stress of being involved in the criminal justice process.
Before coming to PAAM, Jeannie was a member of the IMSAFE Child Advocacy Center multi-disciplinary team, the Ionia County sex offender case management team, and she facilitated the Ionia area victim impact panels. She currently serves on the advisory boards of the Lansing Community College Paralegal Program and the Montcalm Community College Criminal Justice Program. Jeannie earned her bachelor’s degree in Community Development with a specialization in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, and her master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Judicial Administration from Michigan State University
Alexandra is the Conference Coordinator for the Victim Services Training Unit (VSTU). Alexandra McGowan joined PAAM in February 2020. She splits her time between the VSTU unit and the Violence Against Women Project Unit (VAWP) where she also serves as the unit conference coordinator.