Michigan Department of Human Services

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Department of Human Services
Department overview
Type principal department
Employees 10,000
Annual budget $4 billion
Department executive Nick Lyon, Interim director
Website http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/

The Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) is a principal department of state of Michigan, headquartered in Lansing, that provides public assistance, child and family welfare services.

Additionally, the DHS oversees Michigan's child and adult protective services, foster care, adoptions, juvenile justice, domestic violence, and child support programs. The DHS also licenses adult foster care, child day care and child welfare facilities.[1]

History[edit]

The Department was created in 1965 as a principal department with the name of "Department of Social Services".[2] Renamed in 1995 to "Family Independence Agency", the department was once again renamed in 2004 to indicate its status as a principal department as the "Department of Human Services".[3]

In August 2007, Governor Jennifer Granholm named Ismael Ahmed to replace Marianne Udow as department director effective September 10, 2007.[1]

100 employees were laid off due to budget cuts in January 2015.[4]

Bureau of Juvenile Justice[edit]

The Bureau of Juvenile Justice is responsible for the operation of juvenile correctional facilities.[5]

Facilities include:

  • Bay Pines Center[6]
  • W.J. Maxey Boys Training School[7]
  • Shawono Center (Boys adjudicated for sex offenses)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ahmed named human services director | Crain's Detroit Business". Crainsdetroit.com. 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  2. ^ Section 450 of the Executive Organization Act of 1965, 1965 PA 380, MCL 16.550
  3. ^ "EXECUTIVE ORDER No.2004 - 38". Michigan.gov. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Michigan Department of Human Services issuing layoffs notices to 100 employees this week". Fox Business. AP. January 14, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Juvenile Justice." Michigan Department of Human Services. Retrieved on July 25, 2010.
  6. ^ "Bay Pines Center." Michigan Department of Human Services. Retrieved on July 25, 2010.
  7. ^ "W.J. Maxey Boys Training School." Michigan Department of Human Services. Retrieved on July 25, 2010.
  8. ^ "Shawono Center." Michigan Department of Human Services. Retrieved on July 25, 2010.

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