Office of Children's Ombudsman - 071-0176-17

Description of Agency/Program/System

The mission of the Office of Children’s Ombudsman (OCO) is to ensure the safety and well-being of Michigan’s children in need of foster care, adoption, and protective services and to promote public confidence in the child welfare system. This will be accomplished through independently investigating complaints and child deaths, advocating for children, and recommending changes to improve child welfare law, policy, and practice for the benefit of current and future generations.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the effectiveness of OCO’s efforts to properly address complaints and other communications received.
  2. To assess the sufficiency of OCO’s efforts to conduct investigations of child welfare complaints and deaths.
  3. To assess whether OCO sufficiently reported selected information to designated parties.


Estimated Release Date: April 2019

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