Appeals Court: Detroit Mother Should Face Charges In 2011 StandoffThe Michigan Court of Appeals says a mother accused of firing a shot when police tried to remove her physically-impaired daughter from their Detroit home in 2011 should face charges.
Michigan Criticized In New Report On Child Welfare ChangesA new computer system that is crucial to measuring improvements in Michigan's child welfare programs remains a problem...
Michigan Pays $558 Per Hour To Firm In Child Welfare CaseA 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.
Charges Dismissed, Again, Against Detroit Standoff MomA 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 ChangesThe 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.
Report Shows Improvements In Mich. Child WelfareThe 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."
Report: Mich. Child Welfare Improving, Needs WorkMichigan'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.
Mich. Gets Flexibility In Helping Troubled KidsThe state of Michigan and lawyers representing needy children have reached a new agreement on how to improve foster care and protective services.
Snyder Swears In Hundreds Of Child Welfare WorkersMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder has sworn in close to 300 child welfare workers, telling them their jobs are in many ways tougher than his.