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Speak Up! Report Child Abuse. Call 855-444-3911.
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:

  • Negligent treatment, including the failure to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, or medical care.
  • Placing a child at an unreasonable risk to the child's health or welfare by failure of the parent, legal guardian, or other person responsible for the child's health or welfare to intervene to eliminate that risk when that person is able to do so and has, or should have, knowledge of the risk.
Related Content
 •  Complaint Process
 •  Investigation Process
 •  Central (Perpetrator) Registry
 •  Services Available to Families
 •  Children's Protective Services Manual
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