Non-profit, accredited child welfare agencies applaud state’s Director of Juvenile Justice appointment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday Jan. 18, 2021 
Contact: Sydney Smith, Byrum & Fisk, 586-212-3103 

LANSING – The Association of Accredited Child & Family Agencies (AACFA) today applauded the appointment of Derrick McCree as Director of Juvenile Justice at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services  

Derrick McCree has a proven track record of advocating for children and families and he understands the critical role non-profit, accredited child welfare agencies play in Michigan’s child welfare system,” said Judith Fischer Wollack, president of the Association of Accredited Child & Family Agencies. “We congratulate him on his appointment, and we look forward to partnering with him to ensure we can meet the growing needs of children and families and raise awareness of the critical need to provide fair funding for Michigan families.”  


All members of AACFA are 501(c)(3) organizations and are accredited by the National Council on Accreditation or Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Our accreditation means we follow national best practices, and we are subject to independent audits and reviews to ensure the highest standards for safety, transparency and fiscal responsibility.   

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