Advocacy and Policy - Judson Center

Advocacy and Policy

Advocacy and Policy




Behavioral health system redesign in Michigan should be done in coordination with public/private partners so the people served are in the forefront and there is more streamlined coordination for children in foster care.
Payers continuing coverage of telehealth services on insurance plans


Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) expansion of the Demonstration pilot in Michigan to include additional CCBHC’s


Address the direct care work force crisis by prioritizing increasing the compensation for workers that provide critical supports and services to persons with developmental disabilities.

Advocacy and Policy Committee

Nancy Short – Chair

Mary Albertson – Vice Chair

Steve Anderson

Lila Cherri

David Grossman

Serving our community for 99 years and counting!

Since opening our doors as the Detroit Baptist Children’s Home in 1924, we have grown to provide services to over 12,000 children, adults, and families each year. Since then, the agency has evolved into a comprehensive, multi-faceted, community based human service center — one that has been nationally recognized for fostering independence through innovative programs, and for empowering children of all ages and their families to live the best lives possible. We have been changing fates and restoring childhoods for children who have been abused and neglected, and others who are challenged by developmental disabilities, severe emotional impairments and autism spectrum disorder.

Judson Center has remained responsive to these and other community needs by providing a range of innovative and quality services. We are a resource for healing and a leader in human services that delivers brighter futures for those we are privileged to serve.


To provide expert, comprehensive services that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental, behavioral and physical health challenges so they can achieve whole health, well-being and maximum potential.


We dream of a day when all children and adults are safe and have loving, strong families with the community support they need to make a unique contribution to the world.