Child welfare caseworker legislation moving through Michigan legislature

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's child-welfare law would be updated to clarify that caseworkers must make contact within 24 hours to assess the well-being of each child in a household where abuse or neglect is suspected under a bill advancing in the Legislature.

The measure and others were passed by the House on Thursday in response to a scathing 2018 audit that found failures in Children's Protective Services investigations.

The bills were backed with overwhelming bipartisan support and sent to the Senate for future consideration.

(Copyright 2019, The Associated Press)



 
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