Terri Gilbert

Terri Gilbert

Juvenile Justice Manager, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice


Terri Gilbert


Terri Gilbert has extensive experience in public and private sector leadership positions at large complex organizations and small nonprofits. Her experience spans the service array from child welfare and juvenile justice to mental health, developmental disabilities, workforce training and law. Terri previously served the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Service as Director of the Child Welfare Improvement Bureau, dedicated to improving outcomes for children in the child welfare system, and as Director of Child Welfare Funding and Juvenile Justice, supervising statewide juvenile justice programming, federal funding and compliance. She has also held executive positions with several non-profit human services and juvenile justice organizations. She served as the Executive Director of Central Care Management, a managed care juvenile justice agency in Detroit and as the Executive Director for the Oakland County Bar Association and Foundation. Throughout her career, Terri has focused on programmatic and organizational improvement for large and small non-profits, as well as creating and implementing new programs. Terri serves on the Michigan Committee for Juvenile Justice, representing practitioners involved with juvenile justice.


Terri serves as the manager for the juvenile justice initiative at the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice. She provides leadership to a variety of juvenile justice projects around the state, including evaluation of intensive interventions for youth on probation and system redesign for juvenile court processing.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Executive Management Certificate, University of Michigan
  • MSW, University of Michigan
  • BA, Psychology, Oakland University

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