Child Welfare Caseloads - 431-2785-18

Description of Agency

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) administers the State’s child welfare programs and has established maximum caseloads for over 4,000 staff who perform critical tasks related to children’s protective services, foster care, adoption, and child welfare licensing. These staff are located in local county offices and private child placing agencies throughout the State. Ensuring that child welfare staff have manageable workloads is instrumental in promoting the delivery of quality services and improving outcomes for children and families.

Audit Objectives

To assess the sufficiency of MDHHS’s central office efforts to monitor selected child welfare staff caseloads.


Estimated Release Date: May 2021

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