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Michigan

3/9/2022

Don’t Let Foster Care Contracts Open a Back Door to Discrimination

States should draft their child welfare contracts to prevent a back-door entrance for taxpayer-funded discrimination, writes Daniele Gerard.

Michigan Settles With Catholic Foster Care Charity But Affirms Commitment to LGBTQ Community

3/7/2022

Michigan Task Force to Propose New Plan for LGBTQ Families to Adopt or Foster

Michigan recently announced its plan to create a task force to support LGBTQ families looking to foster or adopt following a settlement with a private charity that excludes same-sex families.

Michigan Settles With Catholic Foster Care Charity But Affirms Commitment to LGBTQ Community

2/2/2022

Michigan Settles With Catholic Foster Care Charity But Affirms Commitment to LGBTQ Community

Michigan will again contract with foster agencies that don't work with LGBTQ couples due to a Supreme Court decision, but the state reiterated its support of these families.

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Lawsuit to Reform West Virginia’s Foster Care System is Back On

11/9/2021

Estimate Shows Adult Court Is Increasingly Rare Destination for Youth

A National Center for Juvenile Justice report estimates a roughly 30% drop in the number of youth charged as adults from 2015 to 2019.

Michigan: Released ‘Juvenile Lifers’ Rarely Reoffend

8/23/2021

A Study of Michigan Suggests Released ‘Juvenile Lifers’ Rarely Reoffend

Less than four years after courts across the land began to release “juvenile lifers” from prison, evidence out of Michigan shows that few of the released prisoners have resumed committing grievous crimes.

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Michigan Settles With Catholic Foster Care Charity But Affirms Commitment to LGBTQ Community

6/16/2021

Early Child Welfare Legal Help Comes Back to The City That Invented It

On June 15, the Michigan Supreme Court announced a pilot project that in its first year will provide $700,000 to two organizations to provide pre-petition legal counsel to families.

    5/9/2021

    Michigan Senate Bill Would Require More People to Report Underage Sexual Abuse

    Vivek Sankaran.

    4/8/2021

    Michigan Draws A Line on Terminating Parental Rights

    My client in a Michigan child welfare case had already suffered from Crohn’s Disease, which hampered his ability to hold a job and resulted in frequent hospital visits, when tragedy struck.

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    2/17/2021

    Michigan Funds Homebuilders Model in Preparation for Family First Act

    Office of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Photo: MLive.com
    A Michigan nonprofit was recently awarded a three-year, $8 million grant to expand intensive in-home services aimed at keeping kids out of foster care.