Publications for Children and Students
Child Safety Coloring Book
This booklet teaches children safety measures in a fun interactive way. It addresses bullying, cyberbullying, how to use the internet safely, how to prepare a Family Emergency Plan and Kit, safety tips for dealing with drugs and violence, staying home alone safely, dialing 911, fire safety and gun safety. Parents are encouraged to participate in the activities within the booklet with their child.
Movin’ On: Rights and Responsibilities of Young Adults
Information for young adults graduating from high school: establishing credit, seeking a higher education, voting, renting, searching for a job, and planning a career.
Publications for Michigan’s Seniors and Veterans
Changes and Choices
Highlights senior legal issues pertaining to disability and consent, age discrimination, tax benefits, pension rights, consumer protection, legal resources, wills, estate planning, and Medicare/Medicaid eligibility.
Peace of Mind
Information on creating wills and indicating medical care preferences. Forms for organ donation, the Michigan Statutory Will, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, and personal records.
Services for Seniors
Describes state programs and services pertaining to tax credits, Medicare and Medicaid, nursing homes and long-term care options, consumer protection, housing, transportation, employment and senior discounts.
Veterans Benefits and Services
Explains how to obtain veterans benefits and services from federal, state and local agencies. Subjects range from acquiring a home mortgage, education, employment, insurance for medical treatment, and death benefits.
Legislature and Government
Citizen’s Guide to State Government
Provides information about the State Legislature. Includes photos and contact information for your legislator. Additionally, this book explains the legislative process and has a “find your legislator” index.
Michigan Open Meetings Act & Freedom of Information Act
The FOIA establishes procedures to ensure every citizen’s right of access to government documents. The OMA protects a citizen’s right to know what’s going on in government by opening to full public view the processes by which elected and nonelected officials make decisions on your behalf. (Note: Booklet discontinued, available online only)
Crime Victim’s Rights Act and Constitutional Amendment
Explains the rights of crime victims and lists services and local victim assistance advocates throughout the state. Contains the text of William VanRegenmorter Crime Victim’s Rights Act.
Domestic Violence, Stalking, Date Rape: An Information Guide
A comprehensive informational guide defining these crimes while outlining relevant legislation, suggesting preventative measures, contains legal direction for reporting, and lists county resource information. For young/mature adults. (Note: Booklet discontinued, available online only)
Drug and Alcohol Abuse: A Parent/Child Guide to Michigan Law
A parent and child guide with answers to commonly asked questions about peer pressure and drug or alcohol abuse. Explains criminal penalties in Michigan law and gives guidelines for parents and teens hosting or attending a party. For all ages. (Note: Booklet discontinued, available online only)
Michigan Natural Resources and Environment
This publication was prepared to provide general information concerning management of Michigan’s abundant land and water resources and the state’s efforts to protect and preserve natural resources. (Note: Booklet discontinued, available online only)
Tenants and Landlords Guide
Informs Landlords and Tenants about their rights and responsibilities including information on rental housing law, the eviction process, and security deposits. Sample forms included.
Your Child: A Parent’s Guide to Health & Safety
Information on selecting a day care provider, selecting the proper safety seat, reporting child abuse, a chart for recording immunizations and other medical information, and a regional sampling of child care rates.