Michigan House approves bills aiming to improve child abuse investigations

Michigan child abuse investigators would have to make contact with households suspected of abuse within 24 hours under a bill in the Legislature.
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LANSING (AP) (1/16/2020) - Michigan's child-welfare law would be updated under a bill advancing in the Legislature.

The bill would 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

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.