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Jason Cross

Jason Cross

Jason Cross currently serves as the State Manager for ICWA Compliance and Race Equity for the Michigan Department Health and Human Services. Jason also brings experience from the Tribal government sector having most recently served as the Director of Family Services, Behavioral Health, Members Assistance, and the Next Generation Learning Center for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians from 2015 to 2021. In that role Jason was responsible for developing, planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating the service delivery to individuals and families with emphasis on individual self-sufficiency, prevention, reunification, advocacy, and coordination of resources in the Tribal community. Jason has also served as the Tribal Co-chair for the Tribal-State Partnership for over four years.
Jason is an enrolled member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Michigan State University as well as a master’s in social work from Michigan State University with a focus on organizational and community leadership from Michigan State University. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Michigan awarded Jason the Champion of Advocacy award in 2019.