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
Do you have a story or idea to share? Take our quick online survey and share it with other Michiganders!

CRPP Forums Scheduled Throughout the Upper Peninsula

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.

Upcoming forums:
Oct. 7, 2019, in the Upper Peninsula. The CRPP is working with Intermediate School District offices across the UP to host public comments from citizens in seven different communities using live-stream technology. Start times at specific locations have not yet been announced, but save the date and check back for location information soon.

If you are interesting in participating in one of these CRPP events or helping to organize others this year, please contact Michele Corey, For individuals who cannot attend a forum but still want to have a say, please fill out and share our public input survey.

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.

2019-2020 CRPP Hearings

  • Livingston/Washtenaw County – September 26th
  • Upper Peninsula – October 7th
  • Allegan/Kent/Ottawa County – TBD
  • Saginaw/Bay Area – TBD
  • Wexford/Grand Traverse Bay Area – TBD
  • Lansing – April 25th (Concluded)
  • Suicide Prevention Conference – May 1st (Concluded)

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

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

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