Michigan Department of Human Services: Remove Child Protective Services Manual/Field Guide from Internet
  • Petitioning Michigan Department of Human Services

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Michigan Department of Human Services
Director of Department of Human Services
Maura Corrigan
Secretary to Director of Department of Human Services
Janice Christophel
Chief Deputy Director, Department of Human Services
Duane Berger
Director, Office of Children's Ombudsman
Verlie Ruffin
Director, Children's Welfare Programs
Suzanne Stiles Burke
Director, Children's Services
Steve Yager
Michigan State House
Michigan State Senate

Michigan Department of Human Services: Remove Child Protective Services Manual/Field Guide from Internet

    1. Jessica McKenna-Snyder
    2. Petition by

      Jessica McKenna-Snyder

      Pinckney, MI

The CPS manual being available on the internet, for the general public to read and download, puts children in harm's way. This manual details the policies, procedures, and even questioning as pertains to investigating complaints of child abuse. The manual has sections regarding how to interview the children who are suspected of being abused. It includes a section on how to interview suspected perpetrators of abuse and other adults associated with the complaint. It gives cps case workers insight as to how to tell the difference between someone who is telling the truth about not committing the abuse allegated as well as what signs to look for in a person who is most likely guilty of the abuse allegated. The manual describes which answers are the "right" answers when an adult is questioned about suspected sexual abuse. In essence, a perpetrator of abuse can read this manual intended for cps workers and know exactly how to hide evidence of their abuse, thus putting vulnerable children at greater risk. Please sign this petition and convince the State of Michigan that public access to this manual is a danger to our children and society.

To:
Michigan Department of Human Services
Maura Corrigan, Director of Department of Human Services
Janice Christophel, Secretary to Director of Department of Human Services
Duane Berger, Chief Deputy Director, Department of Human Services
Verlie Ruffin, Director, Office of Children's Ombudsman
Suzanne Stiles Burke, Director, Children's Welfare Programs
Steve Yager, Director, Children's Services
Michigan State House
Michigan State Senate
I request the Child Protective Services Manual/Field Guide be removed from the Department of Human Services website and the internet. Stop sharing sensitive interview tactics and putting vulnerable children in danger.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Michelle Massey KALISPELL, MT
      • 9 months ago

      this is very personal.

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    • Donja Bunnell MULINO, OR
      • 11 months ago

      I have gone through 7 years of hell with an ex husband who was an abusive sociopath. The 7 years was AFTER our divorce. Psychos do not need even MORE HELP from so called "professionals."

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    • Maria Melinn PLAINWELL, MI
      • 11 months ago

      Abusers need to be held to accountability, not told how to act and get away with their crimes!!!!!

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    • Sheri Westover NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL
      • 11 months ago

      Have a case in Michigan n my kids r w their dad who abused me n he abuses me still through them n it hurts them. The man was never in their life n I moved back to Florida to get away from his abuse n he kept filing motions for custody n the 1 time I couldn't afford to make it up there for his hearing, they have him my kids even though he has a history of alcohol n physical abuse, as well as emotional n verbal abuse towards me n my kids. Michigan doesn't care who kids r placed w or who is the better parent, it's who's paying the money. This has got to stop. Many kids r in danger bc of this, including my youngest 2 who r 9 & 6.

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    • Issis Arias NEW ORLEANS,, LA
      • 11 months ago

      Children need protection from abusers.

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