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This federal funding is intended to enhance agency telecommunications hardware, software, and service infrastructure to support telework and remote participation by county child welfare staff in caseworker visits, family team meetings and court hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is available for child protection, children’s mental health and developmental disabilities staff, but not available for staff working outside of child welfare.
The Child Welfare Data Dashboard is intended to provide information to the public as well as county and tribal decision-makers on nine state measures and seven federal measures to monitor the status of children served by Minnesota's child welfare system.
Maltreatment reports provides information on children who are removed from their homes and placed in the care of social service agencies. These reports highlight efforts to ensure and promote children's safety, permanency and well-being.
This annual report provides information on children placed in out-of-home care, primarily family foster homes, in Minnesota. It highlights work happening across the state to ensure and promote children's safety, permanency and well-being.
The task force reviews and assesses how the Minnesota child protection and criminal justice system handles child maltreatment cases, making recommendations for improvement.
The National Youth in Transition Database collects information on youth in foster care, including sex, race, ethnicity, date of birth, and foster care status. It also collects information about independent living services that are provided to youth ages 14 up to 21 and the outcomes of youth who have aged out of foster care. Below are snapshots of outcomes for foster youth cohorts that Minnesota has been tracking.
The Child Trafficking and Exploitation Work Group aims to prevent trafficking victimization, to develop effective child protection and child welfare responses to human trafficking, and to promote the collaborative response to all trafficked children using trauma informed, victim-centered, and strengths-based strategies. The group is made up of multidisciplinary stakeholders from across Minnesota who meet bi-monthly. The work group will aim to complete this work in Minnesota by October 2019.
To learn more or join the work group, contact email@example.com.
Find more information about trafficking and exploitation for educators, service providers, law enforcement and community members.
The Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children was created to advise the governor and Minnesota Legislature on system and practice improvements in the child protection and welfare system at all levels of government.