Child Protective Services

Local organizations promoting child safety during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Within the one-year span from February 2020 to February 2021, approximately 3,487 child abuse or neglect complaints were filed in Montcalm and Ionia counties.

According to figures provided by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), those 3,487 complaints led to 1,363 assigned investigations throughout both counties. Those investigations then resulted in 409 confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect.