Eric J. Smith--Macomb County Prosecutor


Letter from Prosecutor Eric Smith:

As your prosecutor, I take special interest in our most vulnerable Macomb County citizens. Nothing shocks our community more than the horror of child abuse. These terrible cases tear at our hearts, our families, and the fabric of our community. All of us are touched by it.

Hardest to bear is the thought that so many of these tragedies could have been prevented. Many of us turn a blind eye to what we see in our neighborhoods, and a deaf ear to the cries of our youngest and most helpless, simply because we don't know what to do about it.

This doesn't have to happen.

Reporting incidents of child abuse and neglect is relatively straightforward. If you see a child abused, maltreated, or malnourished, I urge you to download the State of Michigan form highlighted below and submit the completed report directly to the Department of Human Services. It's quick, effective, and completely confidential.

  • Macomb County DHS - Mt. Clemens District
    21885 Dunham Rd.
    Clinton Township, MI 48036
    General Services District Manager: Sonia Latta
    (586) 469-7700
    Children's Services District Manager: Yvonne Brock
    Children's Protective Services (855) 444-3911

  • Macomb County DHS - Sterling Heights District
    44227 Mound Road
    Sterling Heights, MI 48314
    District Manager: Linda Girolamo
    (586) 254-1500
    Children's Protective Services (855) 444-3911

  • Macomb County DHS - Warren District
    27690 Van Dyke Avenue
    Warren, MI 48093
    District Manager: Valerie Nunn
    (586) 427-0600
    Children's Protective Services (855) 444-3911

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Your identity as the reporter of child abuse is completely protected. In fact, it's against the law in Michigan to disclose the identity of the person making the allegation. Rest assured that the anonymity of your report will be safeguarded, and will not subject you in any way to exposure or reprisal.

  • If you can't fill out the form, you may report abuse and neglect by calling this toll-free number: 1-855-444-3911. As with the written form, your telephone report is also completely confidential.

I encourage each and every Macomb County resident to help us protect the safety and security of our county's children.

After all, it shouldn't hurt to be a child.


Eric J. Smith
Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney

Child Abuse Form:

Eric J. Smith -- Macomb County Prosecutors Office

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