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Child welfare caseworker legislation moving through Michigan legislature

A proposed bill in the West Virginia House of Delegates would allow a child of any age to give a preference in a custody case.
A proposed bill in the West Virginia House of Delegates would allow a child of any age to give a preference in a custody case.(WSAZ)
Published: Jan. 17, 2020 at 10:49 AM EST
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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.

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