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About this resource

Ombudsman is a Swedish word that means "representative" or "agent." Ombudsman or Child Advocates were established within states and/or Child Welfare to investigate complaints, concerns, or violations of children right's while in foster care.

The Child Advocate is an independent public official with the authority to receive, investigate and/or address complaints about government actions, and, when appropriate, make findings and recommendations, and publish reports. 

Suzanna Shkreli is the state of Michigan's current Ombudsman.

To file a complaint, follow the website linked above. Or to immediately file a complaint in Michigan, follow the link here: