Our mission is to insure protection to vulnerable adults and children who are receiving care from licensed agencies, facilities and homes as required by Act No. 116 of the Public Acts of 1973, as amended, Act No. 218 of the Public Acts of 1979 and other applicable laws.
The Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing conducts onsite evaluations to determine compliance with state law and licensing rules, consults with child welfare organization to improve the quality of service and investigates complaints alleging administrative rules or statute violations.
- Adult Foster Care
Licensing and regulation of family, small, large and congregate adult foster care homes, homes for the aged, and specialized programs for developmentally disabled and/or mentally ill individuals who reside in adult foster care homes.
- Child Care
Licensing and regulation of family and group child care homes and child care centers.
- Child Welfare
Licensing and regulation of child caring institutions, child placing agencies, children's camps adult foster care camps and inspecting juvenile court-operated facilities.