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New task force will help protect children from abuse

A new Task Force will help streamline Michigan's child abuse investigations while making sure the victims involved are safe.


A new Task Force will help streamline Michigan's child abuse investigations while making sure the victims involved are safe.


Governor Snyder issued

Executive Order 2013-4

to create a more streamlined

Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect

to evaluate and make recommendations on how the state handles child abuse cases.


The new Executive Order replaces EO 2010-18 and cuts the task force down from 34 to 18 members. Officials believe fewer members will help with efficiency and effectiveness.


Among other issues, the Task Force will report on how child abuse and neglect cases are handled, making sure in particular, cases of child sexual abuse are investigated without additional trauma to the victims. The Task Force will also focus on the investigation and prosecution of cases of child abuse and neglect.


Kenneth Tacoma of Cadillac is Chairperson of the Task Force. The other members include:


Dan Adams, Allendale

Law enforcement community


Susan Hull, Oxford

Child protective services agencies


Lori Budnik, Rogers City

Child protection services agencies


Lani Forbes, Hastings

Parents


Terrence Gilsenan, Warren

Child Advocates


Betsy Boggs, Ada

Parents groups


Danielle Loupee, Cassopolis

Child protective services agencies


Jennifer Pintar, Tawas City

Law enforcement community


Shannon Lowder, Jackson

Health and mental health professionals


Robert Sykes, Ionia

Judges and attorneys


Julie Nakfoor Pratt, Hastings

Judges and attorneys


Lisa Wenger, Grosse Pointe

Judges and attorneys


Fred Gruber, Riverview

Child advocates


Linda Hallmark, Bloomfield Hills

Judges and attorneys


Robin Eagleson, East Lansing

Judges and attorneys


Gary Anderson, Okemos

Health and mental health professionals


Maura Corrigan

Department of Human Services



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