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Our migrant program works with a number of organizations to provide services for Michigan’s migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
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A federal program which helps persons admitted into the U.S. as refugees to become self-sufficient after their arrival.
Universal caseload, or task-based processing, is a different way of handling public assistance cases.
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Our Children’s Protective Services (CPS) program is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect. The Michigan Child Protection Law provides the framework for what CPS must do.
Child Abuse: Harm or threatened harm to a child’s health or welfare that occurs through non-accidental physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or maltreatment, by a parent, a legal guardian, or any other person responsible for the child’s health or welfare or by a teacher, a teacher’s aide, or a member of the clergy.
Child Neglect: Harm or threatened harm to a child’s health or welfare by a parent, legal guardian, or any other person responsible for the child’s health or welfare that occurs through either of the following:
Information on initiating a Children's Protective Service's complaint, tips on identifying suspected abuse, and mandated reporting.
Important documents and links for people that have established relationships with children based on their profession.
When there is evidence that an individual has abused or neglected a child and the future risk to the child is high or intensive (based on the structured decision making risk assessment tool), that individual's name is placed on the Central Registry.
The Governor's Task Force is a multidisciplinary task force from across the State of Michigan driven to improve the handling of Child Abuse and Neglect cases.
Information about safeguards for your rights when you receive mental health services.
Information on Building Strong Families, Zero to Three, Family Preservation Programs, Prevention Efforts, and recent initiatives.
The Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children is charged with making recommendations for reducing child sexual abuse in Michigan, including recommendations for state and school policies that address the sexual abuse of children.
Resources to assist in providing for the ease and timely processing of information for agencies outside of the State of Michigan who are investigating a report of known or suspected child abuse or neglect.
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