52nd District Court - 1st Division Administration

Administration:
 
Joyce A. Renfrow

Joyce Renfrow became an employee with the 1st Division of the 52nd District Court in January of 1973. In 2005, she was promoted to the position of Court Administrator.

 

Responsibilities include overseeing all administrative functions of the court and the day-to-day coordination of personnel issues. She is also responsible for jury management, serves as in-house computer systems analyst, coordinator of certain community outreach projects for the court, and assists with new staff development.

 

Mrs. Renfrow is the Vice President of the South Eastern Michigan Court Administrators Association. She is a graduate of the Court Executive Development Program offered through the National Center for State Courts. Her degree as a "Fellow" of the National Center required three years of study and the completion of a master's level thesis, which she proudly presented to the court for it’s enrichment. She also has diverse training through the Michigan Judicial Institute and the Criminal Justice Management Institute.

 

The National Association of Negro Business and professional Women declared Mrs. Renfrow a “Woman of Distinction” for being the first black to be hired as Court Administrator in the 52nd District Courts.  A certificate of her accomplishment was presented after speaking at their annual event.

 

Janet Rehm

 

Janet Rehm began her career with the 1st Division of the 52nd District Court as Supervisor of the Probation Clerical staff in October, 2003. In April, 2005, she was appointed as Deputy Court Administrator. Prior to her career in the private sector as a Marketing Representative and Customer Service Manager, Janet worked at the State Court Administrative Office from 1978-1983.

Responsibilities include overseeing all administrative functions of the court in the absence of the Court Administrator. She also has co-facilitated and implemented, along with the Court Administrator, the court’s training objective for staff members.

Janet received her B.A. from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1978, as well as her M.A. from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2001. She continued her education with training thru the Michigan Judicial Institute.