Child Welfare Practice Model (PDF)
The Minnesota Department of Human Services and its county and tribal partners strive to support families and communities by engaging in essential partnerships needed to secure positive outcomes for children and youth served by the child welfare system. The Minnesota Child Welfare Practice Model provides a common platform to guide mutual efforts.
Minnesota's Best Practices in Family Assessment and Family Investigation (PDF)
The purpose of the Best Practices for Family Assessment and Family Investigation guide is to provide direction as to protocols mandated by state statute and recommended as best practice for local child welfare agencies, to promote statewide standards for child protection practice related to assessment and investigation.
Minnesota's Children's Justice Initiative The Children's Justice Initiative is a collaboration between the Minnesota Judicial Branch and the Minnesota Department of Human Services, working closely with juvenile courts and court officials, social services agencies, tribes, guardians ad litem and other key stakeholders statewide. The purpose is to improve the processing of child protection cases and the outcomes for abused and neglected children. The overall objective is to timely find safe, stable, permanent homes for abused and neglected children. This would first be through reunification with the child's parents if that is safe or, if not, through another permanent placement option.
Child Welfare Data Dashboard This is intended to provide information to the public as well as county and tribal decision-makers on 12 key measures used to monitor the status of children served by Minnesota's child welfare system.
National Citizen Review Panel Virtual Community Citizens review panels are groups of citizen-volunteers who are federally mandated to conduct an evaluation of their state's child protective services agency. This site contains information about each state's citizen review, including annual reports, training material and other useful information.
Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force The group provides a multidisciplinary approach to ending human trafficking and other forms of sexual exploitation in Minnesota. Members represent governmental and non-governmental agencies.