Michigan Family Reunification Program

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About This Program

Target Population: Families with children ages 0-17 being reunified from foster care or relative placement

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 17

Brief Description

The program is designed to assist in an early return to a permanent family for children in out-of-home foster care placement. In addition, it is designed to reduce repeat placement through a planned process of reunifying children in out-of-home care with their families using a variety of services. It is also designed to provide support in achieving and maintaining permanency in the family home.

Program Goals:

The goals of the Michigan Family Reunification Program are:

  • Successful completion of four months of the services
  • No Category I, II, or III preponderance of evidence Protective Services involvement for a 12-month period following replacement of the child(ren) in the family home
  • No removal of child(ren) from the family home and placed in out-of-home care for a 12-month period following replacement in the family home
  • Expressed satisfaction with the services received

Contact Information

Guy Thompson
Agency/Affiliation: MI Dept. of Human Services
Department: CPS and Family Preservation Programs
Phone: (517) 331-5136

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: February 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2014

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: July 2006