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Reasonable Efforts in Family Rehabilitation in Sex Crimes in Michigan


Rehabilitation of a family’s relationship is important in the State of Michigan. In the same Michigan Supreme Court Decision, the Supreme Court provided a specific rule.

Reasonable Efforts of the State

In re A.J.H., No. M2005-00174-COA-R3-PT, (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 28, 2005) (“intimacy between reasonable efforts expended for psychiatric evaluation and treatment and substantial compliance with permanency plan requirements, the Supreme Court provided specific information. 

  • In many circumstances, the success of a parent’s remedial efforts is intertwined with the efforts of the Department’s staff to provide assistance and support. State Department of Children’s Servs. v. Demarr, 2003 WL 21946726, at 
  • Reasonable efforts entail more than simply providing parents with a list of service providers and sending them on their way. The Department’s employees must use their superior insight and training to assist parents with the problems the Department has identified in the permanency plan, whether the parents ask for assistance or not (In re D.V.V., 2002 WL 225891).
  • However, the remedial responsibility does not rest solely on the Department’s shoulders. Parents must also make reasonable efforts to rehabilitate themselves and to remedy the conditions that required them to be separated from their children.
  • The Department’s obligation to make reasonable efforts to preserve, repair, or restore a parent-child relationship is not implicated in every termination proceeding. However, when the termination proceeding involves grounds that implicate the Department’s obligation, establishing that it made reasonable efforts to reunite the child with his or her parents is an essential ingredient of the Department’s case.
  • In these cases, the Department has the burden of proving its reasonable efforts even when the parent has not questioned the adequacy of its efforts. See Tenn. Code Ann. § 37-1-166(b).

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