AG testifies on CPS report

Sep 28, 2018

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The office of the Auditor General testified Thursday in front of a House Oversight Committee on their audit of the state’s Child Protective Services. 

The audit was released earlier this month. It found a pattern of failures to meet state requirements, including that CPS had not conducted criminal history background checks in more than 50% of cases.

Leah Decker is an audit supervisor for the office of the auditor general. She testified that in two investigations required court petitions had not been submitted after a CPS worker concluded a parent was committing sexual abuse.

Republican Representative Steven Johnson responded to the finding.

“This is a pretty substantial finding here. Any idea if the investigator has been fired or is still working with the department?” he asked.

“We’re not aware of any staffing changes at the department,” Decker replied.

The committee is expected to question CPS at a hearing next week.

The state health department says it takes the Audit seriously.