Child welfare records may have been faked in at least seven counties

Jun 6, 2017
Originally published on June 5, 2017 4:24 pm

Have abused children been put in greater harm's way by the very people who are supposed to protect them? 

Reports in the Lansing State Journal point to an answer of "yes." And now lawmakers are promising to investigate alleged faking of records by Department of Health and Human Services officials in at least seven counties.

Lansing State Journal reporter Justin Hinkley has been investigating how a shuffling and over-assigning of cases to DHHS workers is harming the children DHHS is supposed to be protecting.

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