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Michigan Criticized In New Report On Child Welfare Changes

A new computer system that is crucial to measuring improvements in Michigan’s child welfare programs remains a problem…

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2015

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Michigan Pays $558 Per Hour To Firm In Child Welfare Case

A state agency is bypassing state attorneys and paying a private law firm $558 an hour in an aggressive effort to try to end court oversight of Michigan’s child welfare system.

CBS Detroit–02/15/2015

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Charges Dismissed, Again, Against Detroit Standoff Mom

A Wayne County Judge has dismissed charges against a Detroit mother who fired a warning shot at police back in 2011.



Michigan Announces Child Welfare Funding Changes

The new model will establish statewide metrics to measure whether an agency is meeting a child’s needs. An agency’s future funding will depend on its performance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/01/2014

Report Shows Improvements In Mich. Child Welfare

The Michigan Human Services Department said a report shows improvements in the state’s child welfare system, while a group that sued the state says the agency “is still struggling in its most crucial mission.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/12/2013

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Report: Mich. Child Welfare Improving, Needs Work

Michigan’s child welfare system got some good marks in the latest report by court-appointed monitors, but it still faces many challenges in protecting children and licensing foster homes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2013


Mich. Gets Flexibility In Helping Troubled Kids

The state of Michigan and lawyers representing needy children have reached a new agreement on how to improve foster care and protective services.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2011

Snyder Swears In Hundreds Of Child Welfare Workers

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has sworn in close to 300 child welfare workers, telling them their jobs are in many ways tougher than his.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2011