Michigan Moves to Reform Child Abuse Registry Some Say Has Grown Too Large

April 20, 2022 | by Yue Stella Yu | Michigan Government

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will have a higher threshold for placing adults on the state’s child abuse and neglect registry if a legislation package – already unanimously approved by the state house and senate – is finalized. Growing criticism of the registry, which numbers 277,000 names, led to the move. Rather than placing any parent or guardian with a substantiated child abuse or neglect claim against them on the registry, the focus would be on adults who pose a high risk of serious harm to children. Evident Change was one of several organizations that registered support for the change. Read the full article here.