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Upcoming Events

    Cody Rouge Networking for Change Community Luncheon
    Date: April 12, 2014
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Karas House
    23623 Plymouth Road
    Redford, MI 48239

    Osborn Networking for Change Community Luncheon
    Date: April 19, 2014
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    American Serbian Memorial

    9th Annual Community Leaders Breakfast
                     Sponsored by:
    The Institute for Population Health
    Mayor's Task Force for the Well-Being of Children & Families
    Date: April 24, 2014
    Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
    Location: Detroit Yacht Club
    Belle Isle Detroit

    Restorative Practices
    Topic: Professional Development: Restorative Responses To Grief, Trauma and Adversity
    Dates: May 1-2 (2 days)
    Hosted by Black Family Development, Inc.
    Location: Greater Grace Temple
    23500 W. Seven Mile Rd
    Detroit, MI 48219
    Click Here to Register

    The Obama Administration Announces 2011 Promise Neighborhoods Grant Winners for FY-2012

    "20 Communities Secure Funding to Plan, Implement Cradle-to-Career Education Model"

    Congratulations to the Detroit Promise Neighborhoods 2011 Planning Grant Recipient: Detroit Clark Park/Osborn Promise Neighborhoods. Black Family Development is the lead agency for Detroit's Promise Neighborhoods.

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Wayne County Circuit Court Jurist Feedback 2009-2010

Feedback from our DHS-appointed auditors from the 12/10 Families and Schools Together (FAST) program audit
  • The program is supported by project staff, several parent volunteers, and a youth volunteer. All project staff and volunteers are very enthusiastic about the program and the positive effects on the families.
  • In addition, both the youth and the families are very favorable about the program. Several parents mentioned that the program is helping them with their children and understanding their own behavior. Several young men talked about the role of the program on improving their behavior in school and getting along with siblings and parents.

    Jurist Feedback FY 2009
  • I have been recently very pleased with the professionalism of the case managers and the types of services provided by BFD."
  • I have found BFDI to be responsible and professional in their court appearances and court reports. I did not have any concerns to report."
  • At any given time, workers are prepared or unprepared from any agency. I have no particular recollection of BFD being better or worse than any other agency."
  • BFDI is very responsive to my needs."
  • Keep doing what you are doing."
  • I am always happy to see BFD in my courtroom and on my cases. The case managers are always timely, well prepared, and knowledgeable. It is a joy to work with your case managers and agency."
  • BFD workers are generally knowledgeable and informed relative to their cases. This is particularly true of tether coordinators and AWOL workers."
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