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Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse & Neglect

The Governor's Task Force is a multidisciplinary task force from across the State of Michigan driven to improve the handling of Child Abuse and Neglect cases. Working under the Executive Order, the Task Force is charged with:

  1. Review and evaluate State investigative, administrative and both civil and criminal judicial handling of cases of child abuse and neglect, including child sexual abuse and exploitation, as well as cases involving suspected child maltreatment related fatalities and cases involving a potential combination of jurisdictions, such as intrastate, interstate, Federal-State, and State-Tribal; and
  2. Make policy and training recommendations in each of the categories described below. The Task Force may make such other comments and recommendations as are considered relevant and useful.

2022 GTFCAN General Meetings Schedule

Location of all meetings may solely be web-base, depending on current Executive Orders. This site will update to reflect location prior to the meeting.

These meetings are open to the public.

Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. web-based through remote electronic access in this notice

Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. web-based through remote electronic access in this notice

Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa St, Lansing 11am - 4pm

Friday, November 18, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. web-based through remote electronic access

Training

Child Abuse Training Services (CATS)

The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan provides cross-professional training in the area of child abuse investigation, focusing on effective interviewing of children.
Child Abuse Training Services (CATS)

SCAO Child Welfare Training Schedule

State Court Administrative Office-Child Welfare Services training schedule.
SCAO Child Welfare Training Schedule

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About Us

In December 1991, Governor John Engler appointed the Governor's Task Force on Children's Justice (task force) with Honorable Elizabeth A. Weaver, then of the Michigan Court of Appeals, as Chairperson. The task force was appointed with the express purpose of meeting the requirements of a state multidisciplinary task force under the Children's Justice Act (42 USC 5106C; PL 100-294 as amended).

About Us

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Accomplishments and Resources

Use this Resource Center to find child welfare information, protocols developed by the task force, and other information.

Accomplishments and Resources

Task Force Members

Task Force Members