Protection of vulnerable children is a fundamental statewide goal. While the incidence of child maltreatment is declining in Minnesota (3.3 per 1,000 children), as long as children are in immediate or significant danger they are at risk of harm and child safety is not assured.
This measure highlights the rate per thousand of child maltreatment determinations following a family or facility investigation.
Counties and tribes receive reports of alleged child maltreatment, and are responsible to ensure the safety of children, reduce future risk of harm, and provide services to children and their families. DHS provides data tracking and analysis, training, practice guidance and quality assurance oversight to counties and tribes to address child safety needs.
This document (.xlsx) provides the indicator data in table format.