Michigan’s Child Protective Services removed children from a home in 2018. The children were kept out of the home for a period of 60 days. According to the complaint filed by the parents, the parents went on to win the child protective petition filed against them.
Now, they’re fighting back. Hall v. Bush is a case brought against Michigan representatives of MDHHS. It alleges abuses of the MDHHS and the Grand Traverse County courts in the filing and processing of CPS petitions. The specific allegations are that CPS files petitions based on “concerns” without identifying witnesses, and that they do not include legally required language and statements in their petitions, among other things.
The case began on August 5, 2020. The parents have moved for a protective order because of the personal and family information involved in the case. The filing documents alone are 519 pages long.
We will be keeping an eye on this case and the good that could come out of it.