The agency within the department that is responsible for administering and providing services under this act shall make an annual comprehensive report to the legislature that includes at least all of the following:

(a) Statistical information including at least all of the following:

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 722.629a

  • Central registry: means the system maintained at the department that is used to keep a record of all reports filed with the department under this act in which relevant and accurate evidence of child abuse or child neglect is found to exist. See Michigan Laws 722.622
  • Child: means a person under 18 years of age. See Michigan Laws 722.622
  • Department: means the department of health and human services. See Michigan Laws 722.622
  • Substantiated: means a child protective services case classified as a central registry case. See Michigan Laws 722.622
  • Unsubstantiated: means a child protective services case the department classifies under sections 8 and 8d as category III, category IV, or category V. See Michigan Laws 722.622

(i) Total reports of abuse and neglect investigated under this act and the number that were substantiated and unsubstantiated.

(ii) Characteristics of perpetrators of abuse and neglect and the child victims such as age, sex, relationship, socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity.

(iii) The occupation or description listed under section 3 in which the individual who made the report fits, or other description if the individual is not within a group required to report under this act.

(iv) Statistics relating to the central registry such as number of individuals and their characteristics.

(v) Statistics relating to the basis for determining that reported cases of abuse or neglect are unsubstantiated.

(b) Policy related to child protective services including, but not limited to, major policy changes and court decisions affecting the administration of this act.