State of Michigan
The Supreme Court is the highest court in the state, hearing cases appealed to it from the Court of Appeals. In addition to its judicial duties, the Supreme Court is responsible for the general administrative supervision of all courts in the state. The Supreme Court also establishes rules for practice and procedure in all courts. The Supreme Court consists of seven justices: the chief justice and six associate justices. The justices are elected to serve eight-year terms.
Department of Community Health
MDCH will protect, preserve, and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan with particular attention to providing for the needs of vulnerable and under-served populations.
Department of Corrections
The goal of the Michigan Department of Corrections is to provide the greatest amount of public protection while making the most efficient use of the State's resources. It meets its goal by ensuring that the state's judges and other criminal justice administrators have the broadest possible array of viable sentencing and sanctioning options, and by ensuring that appropriate supervision is maintained so that Michigan's neighborhoods, families and citizens can be protected.
Michigan State Police
In addition to our role of providing general law enforcement services, the department accepts the unique responsibility for the development and coordination of state-level programs, technologies, and specialized services that enhance enforcement and emergency response capabilities for the entire public safety community.
Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS)
OTIS is intended to offer information to the public that can then be verified through the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), Michigan Courts, the Michigan State Police or other law enforcement agencies. A search of OTIS will provide information about offenders previously or currently under the jurisdiction or supervision of the MDOC.
Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry
The Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry is made available through the Internet with the intent to better assist the public in preventing and protecting against the commission of future criminal sexual acts by convicted sex offenders.
Education & Children's Services
HFind information on a wide variety of topics involving education and children's issues in Michigan. Information on this site is compiled from a number of State of Michigan agencies. ERE
The Department of Human Services provides licensing for Adult Foster Care and Homes; Child Day Care Facilities, Caring Institutions, and Foster Care Homes; Juvenile Court Operated Facilities and Children's or Adult Foster Care Camps.