Mission Statement

  • Mission of the Office of Children's OmbudsmanThe mission of the Office of the Children's Ombudsman is to assure the safety and well-being of Michigan's children in need of foster care, adoption, and protective services and to promote public confidence in the child welfare system. This will be accomplished through independently investigating complaints, advocating for children, and recommending changes to improve law, policy, and practice for the benefit of current and future generations.

Ombudsman Staff

  • Staff of the Office of Children's Ombudsman The Michigan Office of Children's Ombudsman (OCO) employs a multi-disciplinary team of investigators, many with advanced degrees. Investigator positions are filled by professionals with diverse fields of experience.