Contact Person: Sheldon Kinney
Contact Address: Department of Human Services, 235 S. Grand Ave. PO Box 30037, Suite 510 Lansing, MI 48909
Contact Phone: (517) 241-6131
Founded In: 01-Jun-99
Funding: CJA Grant, CAPTA funds, donations and DHS provides coordination
Michigan has three Citizen Review Panels, two of which were established with membership from existing advisory committees: the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect (GTF) (Children’s Justice Act) and the State Child Death Advisory Team (CDAT). The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) coordinates the third panel. The panels are the Citizen Review Panel for Prevention (CTF), Citizen Review Panel for Children’s Protective Services, Foster Care and Adoption (GTF), and Citizen Review Panel on Child Fatalities (CDAT). The panels include membership from many disciplines (e.g., mental health, physicians, child welfare staff, law enforcement, attorneys and representatives from public and private agencies) and parent representatives.