Meet the Team
Victim Services Training Unit Director
William (Bill) Dailey is the Victim Services Training Unit Director for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan. He joined PAAM after 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, 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. Mr. Dailey 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 Services Training Unit Victim Advocate Specialist
Jeannie Wernet is a National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) certified comprehensive crime victim advocate. She served as the Ionia County victim rights coordinator from 2012 to 2019. Ms. Wernet was the owner/handler of retired canine advocate Patty, the second of many Canine Advocacy Program dogs in Michigan to be placed in a prosecutor’s office. Ms. Wernet and Patty 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, Ms. Wernet was a member of the IM SAFE 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. Ms. Wernet 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 McGowan is the Conference Coordinator for the Victim Services Training Unit (VSTU). Ms. McGowan joined PAAM in February 2020.