THE SOCIAL WELFARE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 280 of 1939
400.119b Report by office to governor and legislature; contents; review of effectiveness of office; report and recommendations.
(1) Not later than August 1, 1978, the office shall make a written report to the governor and legislature setting forth principal objectives of the office for the next 2 years, which relate to its program goals and administrative responsibilities. The office shall also establish a basis for the measurement of its effectiveness.
(2) A thorough, independent review of the effectiveness of the office shall be initiated by the governor in March 1981 to be completed with a report and recommendations to the legislature and governor not later than March 1982. This review shall take into account and assess, but shall not be limited to, the following:
(a) The need for further change in the system of delivering and administering children and youth services.
(b) Existing statutes and rules affecting children and youth.
(c) Advancement toward the prevention of delinquency, neglect, alienation, and child abuse, and the provision of least detrimental dispositional alternatives for children and youth in trouble or at risk.
(d) The effectiveness of the office in insuring equity in the availability of services and the protection of the rights of children and youth.
(e) The effectiveness of the office in establishing standards of uniform practice of children and youth services.
(f) The budgetary adequacy and utilization of funds, including the administration of title 20 of the social security act, 42 U.S.C. 1397 to 1397f, and juvenile justice services fund.
(g) Coordination of services in the public and private sectors and the judiciary.
(h) The development and implementation of an information system.
(i) Research on the problems of and services to children and youth.
(j) The development of a network of regional detention and shelter care.
(k) The option to transfer services staff from the judicial branch to the office.
(l) Policy development and leadership.
(m) The need to continue, terminate, or modify the status and function of the office as established by this act.
History: Add. 1978, Act 87, Eff. Apr. 1, 1978
Am. 1980, Act 155, Imd. Eff. June 12, 1980
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of the Office of Children and Youth Services as a single-purpose entity within the Department of Social Services to the Department of Social Services, see E.R.O. No. 1991-8, compiled at MCL 400.221 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
Popular Name: Act 280
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