The Michigan Office of Children's Ombudsman (OCO) employs a multi-disciplinary team of investigators, many with advanced degrees. Investigator positions are filled by professionals with diverse fields of experience. Team members include:
A retired police investigator from the Detroit Police Department who served over 25 years, including 13 years as investigator of criminal child maltreatment cases in the child abuse unit.
A former assistant prosecuting attorney for child sex abuse cases with experience as a law clerk and legal researcher.
A former educator and counselor with experience in prevention services with a private social services agency.
A certified social worker with over 35 years experience including supervision of Children's Protective Services, Foster Care, Foster Home Licensing and Recruitment, and Child Welfare Institute Training.
A former DHS employee with 20 years of experience, including six years as a foster home licensing and recruitment specialist.
A former DHS employee with seven years experience as a Child Protective Services (CPS) worker in Wayne County, and 10 years experience as a direct care worker in mental health services.
A lawyer and member of the Children's Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan with over 30 years of experience; 20 years experience as a lawyer guardian ad litem in juvenile court.