Maltreatment investigations in DHS-licensed programs
To help protect the health, safety and well-being of vulnerable adults and children, the Department of Human Services (DHS) licensing division receives and investigates allegations of maltreatment occurring with vulnerable adults and children who receive DHS licensed services. In addition, DHS conducts maltreatment investigations for individuals in juvenile correctional facilities licensed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Local county agencies conduct maltreatment investigations for licensed family child care and licensed child foster care.
View the maltreatment report and investigation dashboard for a detailed overview of key data points regarding maltreatment investigations. An accessible version of the data from the dashboard can be found here.
Find additional details regarding the types of programs and services the department licenses.