Gov. Snyder Calls for CPS Review

Governor Rick Snyder is now calling for changes after the Michigan Office of the Auditor General released a scathing report last week detailing several faults in the state’s Child Protective Services program.

The audit found a number of glaring issues in the state’s CPS program, including failing to launch and complete investigations within the required timeframe and not referring investigations to prosecutors.

The governor has tapped Orlene Hawks to lead a review and improvement process of CPS.

Hawks is currently the director of the Office of the Children’s Ombudsman, though she will leave that post during the review.

Snyder hopes Hawks will be able to find ways to rapidly improve Michigan’s CPS program, having called the audit’s findings “unacceptable.”