Citizen Review Panels on Prevention

Get Engaged With the Citizen’s Review Panel for Prevention!

Read what we’ve learned from the panels so far.
See the questions we are asking individuals to share based on their experiences here
Join the conversation.
Answer the questions on-line with our quick survey and share it will colleagues, families, and youth!
If you are interested in helping to gather voices for this process through in-person meetings or survey distribution, please contact Michele Corey,

The Citizen’s Review Panel on Prevention process over the next 12 months will add to that conversation the reality of children, youth and families in this state, how communities are facing the issue and building needed supports for families; and where they are facing barriers and challenges to doing that through events around the state, as well as an online option for participation. As federally mandated review efforts, these panels will result in a report with recommendations to the Governor’s Office, multiple state departments, our Legislators and members of Congress.

The Citizens Review Panel for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (CRPP) continues to schedule public forums focused on improving family stability in cases of substance use. Michigan’s Children along with the Children’s Trust Fund have played a key role in expanding the panel’s outreach to include as many citizens voices as possible.

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2019-2020 CRPP Information Gathering

  • Washtenaw – December 6, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
    Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti
  • West Michigan – POSTPONED
  • Detroit/Wayne County via Survey
  • Upper Penninsula via Survey
  • Lansing – April 25th (Concluded)
  • Suicide Prevention Conference – May 1st (Concluded)
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Want To Learn More About Substance Use and Families in Michigan?

  • Click here to see the data and research about how substance use disorders affect Michigan families
  • Click here to see what’s going on right now in Michigan to protect families from substance use disorders
  • Click here to see what other people – including parents – have recommended to prevent family instability from substance use
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To advance our commitment to fight for Strong Families, Michigan’s Children is working with the Children’s Trust Fund to create opportunities around the state for parents, youth, service providers and other community leaders to share their experiences, barriers, successes, and recommendations for better-stabilizing families impacted by substance use disorders, particularly as they tie to child abuse and neglect. Despite the evidence, common sense and local prioritization this connection, the vast majority of the conversation about opioids and other addictions has been focused on needed changes in the medical profession, for law enforcement and the prevention of deaths.


Who Is the Citizen’s Review Panel Listening To?
Parents, Youth, and Citizens like You!
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Councils
Children’s Advocacy Centers
Community Mental Health Agencies
Court-Appointed Special Advocates
Faith Communities
Infant Mental Health Providers
Families Experiencing Foster Care
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Social Workers
Substance Use Prevention Councils/Coalitions
Suicide Prevention Coalitions
Young People in Foster Care