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:
- 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
- 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.
2021 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.
Friday, January 29, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. web-based through remote electronic access in this notice
Friday, April 30, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. web-based through remote electronic access in this notice
Friday, July 30, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. web-based or at the Grand Tower Building, Dempsey Room, 235 S. Grand Ave., Lansing, MI
Friday, October 29, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. web-based or at the Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI
- 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.
- SCAO Child Welfare Training Schedule State Court Administrative Office-Child Welfare Services training schedule.