15th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
ACYF Commissioner's Award Book
Oakland County Department of Human Services
For many, many years, Margaret Warner has worked both intensively and creatively in the field of child welfare. Her history shows her to be very strong on collaboration and partnership, as well as incorporating innovative and best practices into child welfare.
Ms. Warner supports building and sustaining State and Tribal partnerships in Wayne County where Tribes serve a large group of Native people. She was Wayne County's lead person in the development of the Absent Without Legal Permission (AWOLP) program. Due to her perseverance and persistence, Wayne County developed an excellent protocol, which successfully engaged law enforcement and the courts.