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Children's Protective Services

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.

Click here for: Information on initiating a Children's Protective Service's complaint, tips on identifying suspected abuse, and mandated reporting.
Click here for: Important documents and links for people that have established relationships with children based on their profession.
Click here for: Children's Protective Services Central (Perpetrator) Registry
Click here for: Governor?s Task Force on Child Abuse & Neglect
Click here for: Information on Building Strong Families, Zero to Three, Family Preservation Programs, Prevention Efforts, and recent initiatives.
Click here for: Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children

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