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Administrative Policy  Adult Services  Bridges Policy (Food, Medical, Child Care & Cash)  Child & Family Services  Child Support
Community Resource  Contract Policy  Crime Codes Exhibit  Interstate Compact  Juvenile Justice Field Services
Juvenile Justice Residential  Native American Affairs  Rates for Child Care Institutions and Placement Agencies
Reference Manuals  Services General Requirements  State Emergency Relief

Administrative Policy  Updated 03/28/2016
Bulletin Log (APB)
Administrative Policy Financial Operations (APA)
Administrative Policy Facilities/Hospital (APF)
Administrative Policy Organization (APO)

Administrative Policy Communications (APC)
Administrative Policy Legal (APL)

Adult Services  Updated 04/01/2016
Bulletin Log (ASB)     Glossary (ASG)     Mobile (ASM)
Adult Services (ASM)
Bridges Policy  Updated 05/06/2016
(Food, Medical, Child Care & Cash)
Bulletin Log (BPB)     Glossary (BPG)     Mobile (BAM)
Bridges Administrative Manual (BAM)
Mobile (BEM)
Bridges Eligibility Manual (BEM)
Children's Services
Adoption Services  Updated 06/01/2015 Adoption Subsidy Updated 06/01/2015
Bulletin Log (ADB)     Glossary (ADG)     Mobile (ADM)    Policy Aid
Adoption Services Manual (ADM)
Bulletin Log (AAB)     Mobile (AAM)    Policy Aid
Adoption Subsidy Manual (AAM)
Children's Foster Care  Updated 05/02/2016 Child Guardianship Updated 08/01/2014   
Bulletin Log (FOB)    Policy Aid   Mobile (FOM)
Children's Foster Care Manual (FOM)
Bulletin Log (GDB)      Glossary (GDG)     Policy Aid    Mobile (GDM)
Child Guardianship Manual (GDM)
Children's Protective Services  Updated 05/02/2016 Interstate Compact Updated 01/04/2016
Bulletin Log (PSB)    Policy Aid   Mobile (PSM)    
Children's Protective Services Manual (PSM)
Bulletin Log (ICB)     Policy Aid
Interstate Compact Manual (ICM)
Juvenile Justice Field services  Updated 09/01/2015 Juvenile Justice Residential  Updated 09/01/2015
Bulletin Log (JJB)     Glossary (JJG)     Policy Aid     Mobile (JJM)
Juvenile Justice Program (JJ1)
JJ Roles & Responsibilities (JJ2)
Offense Codes & DNA Profile Codes (JJ3)
Youth Placement (JJ4)
Agency Diversion & Support Services (JJ5)
Family & Youth Services (JJ6)
JJ Residential Placement (JJ7)
DHS Residential Programs (JJ8)
Appendices (JJA)
Bulletin Log (JRB)     Glossary (JRG)     Policy Aid     Mobile (JRM)
Overview (JR0)
Administration & Support Services (JR1)
Resident Programs (JR2)
Health Services (JR3)
Education (JR4)
Safety & Security (JR5)
Behavioral Management (JR6)

Rates Updated 03/04/2016
Rates for Child Care Institutions and Placement Agencies
Child Support  
Michigan IV-D Child Support Manual Updated 05/02/2016 Policy Manuals Updated 03/06/2015
Michigan IV-D Child Support Manual
The Office of Child Support is in the process of moving all policy from the policy manuals and Action Transmittals (ATs) to the new Michigan IV-D Child Support Manual. During the transition to the new manual, some policy information will still be available in the policy manuals and ATs. When there is a conflict between these sources on a given topic, the Michigan IV-D Child Support Manual takes precedence. To research child support policy, look for your topic first in the new manual, then the ATs, then the policy manuals.
Child Support (CSM)  Bulletin (CSB)
Combined IV-D Policy (4DM)  Bulletin Log (4DB)
Friend of the Court (FOC)  Bulletin Log (FCB)
Prosecuting Attorney (PAH)  Bulletin (PAB)
Community Resource  Updated 04/01/2016
Bulletin Log (CRB)      Glossary (CRG)
Community Resource (CRM)
Contract Policy  Updated 08/17/2015
Bulletin Log (CPB)    
Contract Policy Manual (CPM)
Crime Codes Exhibit  Updated 05/26/2016
Crime Codes  
Native American Affairs  Updated 05/05/2014
Bulletin Log (NAB)     Glossary (NAG)
Indian Outreach Services (IOS)
Native American Affairs (NAA)
Tribal Agreements (TAM)
Reference Manuals  Updated 04/01/2016
Bulletin Log (RFB)
Schedules (RFS)

Tables (RFT)
Services General Requirements  Updated 10/07/2015
Bulletin Log (SRB)     Glossary (SRG)
Services Requirements Manual (SRM)
State Emergency Relief  Updated 10/01/2015
Bulletin Log (ERB)     Glossary (ERG)     Mobile (ERM)
State Emergency Relief Manual (ERM)
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