Michigan Supreme Court Introduces New Online Child Protection Toolkit
A new online toolkit is complete to assist judges and lawyers in handling child protection cases.
The kit offers information about hearings at various stages and includes a description of the hearing. It also provides applicable court rules and statutes, bench cards, recommended court forms, links to training videos and other training materials, administrative memos and other resources.
The kit sets forth detailed guidelines for judges to follow when determining either to order reunification of the child and parents(s) or to order an alternative permanent home setting for the child.
The toolkit is created by the Child Welfare Services Division of the Supreme Court Administrative Office and can be found here.