Michigan is extending the length of stay in foster care for age out eligible youth because there is no one to terminate the parental rights of Bill Johnson, Superintendent of Michigan Children's Institute, the sole legal guardian for over 7,000 children who live a life of hell in the institution of foster care.
Michigan is hoping to suck up a few extra dollars off the backs of these kids in order to make up for its shortfall in noncompliance and penalties of federal funding streams.
These youth are coming out with no educational background due to the lack of a stable educational environment, even though the papers all say they made it to the tenth grade.
These youth are coming out of foster care without mental health issues being addressed.
These youth are coming out of foster care with their worldly possessions in a garbage bag.
Michigan has limited and cut social assistance programs for most of its citizens. These youth are the first to be effected and the state was the parent.
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New MCR 3.616 implements the judicial action requirements of 2011 PA 225, the Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Act, MCL 400.641 et seq.
This Court adopted the new rule to become effective April 1, 2012, to coincide with implementation of the Department of Human Services’ new program to provide continuing voluntary foster care for youth between the ages of 18 and 21, which will begin operating on April 1, 2012. Having this new court rule in place will enable Michigan to receive federal Title IV-E funding for that program.
By this same order, the Court is inviting public comment to allow interested persons an opportunity to comment and to provide an opportunity to be heard at a future public hearing. This will allow the Court to consider amending the rule in response to any comments that it receives.
Issued: May 24, 2012
You have the opportunity to participate in the discussions. Send in your comments. No excuses.
Court Administrator so that they can make the notifications specified in MCR 1.201.
Comments on these proposals may be sent to the Supreme Court Clerk in writing or
electronically by May 1, 2012, at P.O. Box 30052, Lansing, MI 48909, or
MSC_clerk@courts.mi.gov. When filing a comment, please refer to ADM File No.
2012-05. Your comments and the comments of others will be posted at
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