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New report highlights successful State, Federal and Tribal collaboration

Judges and court officials from all over the state gathered at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort to go over the release of a report titled "Michigan's Judiciary Success Stories: How Tribal, State and Federal Courts are Collaborating to Benefit Michigan Families.” (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – There's a new tool helping the courts and everyday people better understand the needs of Native American children and families.

This new report titled "Michigan's Judiciary Success Stories: How Tribal, State and Federal Courts are Collaborating to Benefit Michigan Families.” was just released Tuesday by the Michigan Supreme Court.

Judges and court officials from all over the state gathered at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort to go over the release of the report.

It highlights the successful collaboration across the three jurisdictions.

“We knew what we were doing and we know how we were serving the public well but very few other people do and so we wanted to give courts and judges a tool to be able to tell the citizens of Michigan what we're doing and why we are doing it,” said Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack.

This was presented during a forum where judges from the tribal courts, state courts and federal courts come together to share ideas.

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