Children & Family Services
|ALERT !||If you are in need of Child Protective Services please contact:
Michigan Department of Human Services
Children's Protective Services
24 Hour Phone Number
|Other emergency services, such as food stamps, utility and housing assistance are provided by the State of Michigan. Please enter www.michigan.gov and look for your county and local office for information on these services.|
The majority of the services provided by this Department are in response to Court Orders or directives from the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Four Divisions of the Department serve the general public and information regarding these programs, their location and requirements for participation can be accessed by clicking the category of service you are interested in.
- Alternative Work Force
- Community Clean-ups
- Snow shoveling for Senior Citizens
- Michigan State University Extension
- Consumer Horticulture
- Natural Resources and Outdoor Education
- 4-H Youth Programs
- Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
- Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP)
- 4-H Mentoring Program
- Breastfeeding Initiative
- Better Kid Care
- Relative Kid Care
- Community & Economic Development
- Prevention Services
- Prevention Action Services Systems (PASS)
- Youth Assistance Programs
- Donor Funded Programs
- Federally Funded Programs
- State Funded Programs
- STEP Initiative
- Expungement of criminal conviction
- General services for ex-offenders
Additional services contracted for and monitored by the Department are in the areas of Juvenile Justice and Community Corrections (adult).
While you can not obtain these services through the department, each division has listed the contact information for their providers. You may contact these agencies directly by clicking on the services you require.
Wayne County is a leader in juvenile justice reform. Our Juvenile Justice system exemplifies all the recommendations highlighted in national research on this topic.
Wayne County’s system is community based. Wayne County’s system begins with assessment and ensures treatment. Wayne County’s system is family focused and partners with Community Mental Health, the Prosecutor, the Court and other systems that are committed to serving children.
Similar strengths are present in adult services. Wayne County’s Community Corrections operation focuses on proper assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and re-entry services.
Our Case Differentiation (Review) Unit screens more than 12,000 individuals each year directing cases to Mental Health Court and Drug Court so that proper treatment can begin. These services as well as Alternative Workforce opportunities diminish the need for expensive jail beds, encourage community restitution and decrease recidivism.
The County’s STEP initiative is reaching record numbers of ex-offenders offering connections to educational and community services and, when applicable, assistance in expunging criminal records.
Wayne County operates a nationally recognized Juvenile Detention Facility (JDF) for youth who are awaiting trial or placement. Youngsters in this system are assessed and treated for medial, dental and mental health needs during their time at JDF.
Each Division of Children and Family Services is guided by the Department’s Mission:
To provide quality assessment, prevention, treatment, education, detention, and enforcement services to at-risk and adjudicated juveniles and adult offenders so they can lead law-abiding and productive lives.
The approaches employed by the department are provided in collaboration with other components of the justice system, the Michigan Department of Human Services, the Michigan Department of Corrections(MDOC), Michigan State University Cooperative Extension, and a variety of community based and faith based partners.
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