Governor starts task force to review Child Protective Services

Sep 11, 2018

  

Governor Rick Synder has put together a team he says will fix the state Child Protective Services program. 

This comes after a state audit revealed C-P-S failed to follow a plethora of state requirements.

C-P-S is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse or neglect. But an audit found it has not consistently conducted criminal background checks, put child abusers on a statewide registry, or responded to victims and complaints in a timely manner.

The team Snyder has put together will conduct an operational review of C-P-S and find ways to improve. 

Ari Adler is a spokesperson for Snyder.

 

“At the end of the day, the focus is protecting the children of Michigan and we’re not going to let this one go.”

The team will include the Director of the Office of Children’s Ombudsman and a Detective Lieutenant from the Michigan State Police.