LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – In an effort to support children and families who are impacted by a parent or caregiver’s struggles with substance abuse, the state police grants and communities division of Michigan (MSP) created the Michigan Alliance for Children at Drug Danger.
The program was launched with funding from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and aims to raise awareness of how substance abuse can affect families and children, improve data collection and sharing, and promote collaboration between service providers within various professions, including child welfare, social work, law enforcement and the lawsuits.
Each year, the National Alliance for Drug-Endangered Children (DEC) recognizes the fourth Wednesday in April as a day dedicated to highlighting the challenges faced by children affected by the drug addiction of a parent or caregiver. caregiver. The day aims to be a time to focus on children who are often left behind and to be an opportunity for communities to come together and find innovative ways to identify, protect and support these children.
More information on DEC Alliance programming can be found HERE. There is also the CheckDEC mobile app which can be downloaded for free.
The Michigan State Police released a video that can be viewed below on the program.
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