Schuette Recognizes April As Child Abuse Prevention Month, Encourages Residents To Report Any Suspected Abuse
On Friday, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recognized April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and encouraged residents to know the signs of abuse and how to report it if they suspect a child is in harm’s way. Schuette’s Children and Youth Services Division provides legal advice and representation to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in litigation and appellate work involving child abuse and neglect cases in Wayne County. The Michigan Child Protection Law requires certain people, including teachers, health care professionals and law enforcement, to report their suspicions of child abuse or neglect to Children’s Protective Services. Cases of abuse or neglect should be reported to local law enforcement or the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Anyone, including a child, who suspects child abuse or neglect, can make a report to MDHHS by calling 855-444-3911. View the Mandated Reporter’s Resource Guide for more information. www.michigan.gov
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