Welcome newest Federation member West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC)

Welcome newest Federation member West Michigan Partnership for Children—The Federation Board of Directors has voted to approve the Full Member application of West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC) submitted by their CEO Kristyn Peck. WMPC is the consortium model pilot for performance based contracting in Kent County. This performance-based child welfare system seeks to further improve safety, quality and consistency of services and outcomes for children and families throughout the state. The Kent County child welfare service providers (Bethany Christian Services, Catholic Charities of West Michigan, D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s, Samaritas, and Wellspring Lutheran Services, form the West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC), which will contract directly with MDHHS and with the individual service providers. Welcome Kristyn and staff! 

Welcome newest Federation member Michigan Juvenile Detention Association (MJDA)

Welcome newest Federation member Michigan Juvenile Detention Association (MJDA)—The Federation Board has voted to approve the Affiliate Member application of Michigan Juvenile Detention Association (MJDA) submitted by Richard Gentry, President. The Michigan Juvenile Detention Association is composed of 26 different Juvenile Detention agencies of varying sizes all over the state of Michigan. 

Vision
The Michigan Juvenile Detention Association will continue to be a national leader in promoting and sustaining of exemplary juvenile detention, residential treatment, and community based services for youth and their families.

Mission
The Michigan Juvenile Detention Association is committed to the highest standard of professional ethics, overall excellence in the care and custody of youth, and the provision of services to their families.

Learn more about the association at http://mjdaonline.org. Welcome, Richard and members of MJDA! 

July 21: Forensic Interview Training

Event Date: 
07/21/2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Child Abuse Training Services Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan Present: Forensic Interview Training on July 21, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Lansing Center. 

The Forensic Interview Training provided by the Child Abuse Training Services (CATS) department within PAAM is the only Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Governor’s Task Force (GTF) approved Forensic Interviewing Training within the state of Michigan.

The goal of a forensic interview is to obtain a statement from a child in a developmentally sensitive, unbiased, and truth seeking manner that will support accurate and fair decision-making in the criminal justice and child welfare systems. The training is designed to increase your understanding of the primary features of forensic interviewing and provide information to enhance your interviewing skills.

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Chuck Jackson new President of Community Social Services of Wayne County (CSSWC)

DETROIT, MI – May 26, 2017 - Community Social Services of Wayne County (CSSWC) is pleased to announce William “Chuck” Jackson as its new President effective May 31, 2017. He will succeed Patrick Heron who retired May 5, 2017. “CSSWC’s Board of Directors thanks Patrick Heron for his years of service and we look forward to working with Chuck and we are excited about the organization’s future,” said Brenda Motley-Aikens, Chair of CSSWC’s Board of Directors. “Chuck’s proven track record of executive leadership coupled with his ability to lead by setting clear priorities and achievable goals will help guide CSSWC on a path to achieve our goal of delivering excellent services to the residents of Southeastern Michigan.”

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