6:53 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Audit Finds Felons Were Hired to Work With Disabled in State

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Michigan Department of Community Health says it's developing new policies regarding background checks
A state audit has found nearly 3,800 convicted felons working in the homes of disabled adults, about two years after Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration abolished a union-backed program that included criminal background checks of some workers. A scathing state Auditor General’s report released Tuesday on the Medicaid Home Help Program found 572 home help aides with violent crime convictions ranging from assault to homicide, and 285 workers with sex-related convictions as of January 2013.