Drug Endangered Children

Vision Statement

The Michigan DEC Alliance seeks to establish a collaborative system of professionals that work to ensure all children lead lives free from abuse, neglect, and exposure to opioids and other harmful substances.

Mission Statement

The Michigan DEC Alliance protects and serves drug endangered children by promoting multidisciplinary collaboration and information sharing among DEC professionals, from early identification through intervention, response, and support.

 

MSP has partnered with the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children to strengthen the efforts of this program.  National DEC provides training, assistance, and resources to state and local DEC alliances.  For more information on National DEC, visit their website.


 

FUNDING:  In October 2019, MSP received a $1 million, three-year competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI), Award # 2019-YB-FX-K003.  This funding will provide support for the DEC program and the MSP’s overarching goal of helping children exposed to opioids and other drugs.   For more information on this grant award, visit the OJJDP FY 19 OAYI webpage.


UPCOMING TRAININGS AND MEETINGS
December 8: Michigan DEC Board Meeting
December 9: Online CORE DEC Training for Michigan School Health Coordinators Association (MiSHCA)
Contact Libby Gorton, Statewide DEC Coordinator, at gortonl1@michigan.gov for more information on scheduling CORE DEC trainings.

RESOURCES/PUBLICATIONS
Michigan DEC Alliance Brochure
Michigan DEC Alliance Strategic Plan
Children At Risk: Evidence
Working with First Responders in DEC Efforts
Working with Service Providers in DEC Efforts
Helping Children During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Making an Effective Call to CPS

NEWS
National DEC is now offering online courses through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).  The training modules can be accessed at https://www.nationaldec.org/training

Though many in-person activities are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are numerous online resources for children and families affected by Substance Use Disorder (SUD).  For more information, please visit the sites listed below.   


CONTACT INFORMATION
Michigan State Police
Grants and Community Services Division
7150 Harris Drive
Dimondale, Michigan 48821
Mailing: P.O. Box 30634
Lansing, Michigan 48909
MSP-MichiganDEC@michigan.gov

Libby Gorton
Statewide DEC Coordinator
Michigan State Police
Email: gortonl1@michigan.gov
Phone: 517-284-3251