CATS About Us
The CATS Program began in 1995 when the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan was selected to provide cross-professional training in the area of child abuse investigation, focusing on effective interviewing of children. The Governor's Task Force on Children's Justice originally allocated funding under the Children's Justice Act to provide this training. CATS, through the auspices of PAAM, currently provides training to prosecutors, law enforcement, DHS employees and others on topics of child abuse investigation and prosecution. CATS performs this mission through the generous funding through the Department of Human Services and the Governor’s Task Force on Children’s Justice.
PAAM is a voluntary association of Michigan's 83 elected prosecutors and their staffs, comprising over 700 prosecutors in Michigan. PAAM's mission is to provide services to the state's prosecuting attorneys in order to make local enforcement of state law more uniform and efficient statewide.