Child protective proceedings are governed by the Child Protection Law (CPL), MCL 722.621 et seq.; the Juvenile Code, MCL 712A.l et seq.; and Subchapter 3 .900 of the Michigan Court Rules. Taken together these sources of authority establish a comprehensive scheme for reporting cases of suspected abuse and neglect, investigating those reports, and responding with appropriate action.
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Vandervort, Frank E. "Child Protection Law and Procedure." In vol. 2 of Michigan Family Law, edited by Marilyn J. Kelly, Judith A. Curtis, and Richard A. Roane, 22. 6th ed. Ann Arbor: Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2004.