Legislative Task Force on Child Protection
The Legislative Task Force on Child Protection was created by the 2015 Legislature to:
Minnesota Laws 2015, Chapter 71, Article 1, Section 125
- review the efforts being made to implement the recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children, including a review of the roles and functions of the Office of Ombudsperson for Families;
- expand the efforts into related areas of the child welfare system;
- work with the commissioner of human services and community partners to establish and evaluate child protection grants to address disparities in child welfare pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 256E.28;
- identify additional area s within the child welfare system that need to be addressed by the legislature.
- review and recommend alternatives to law enforcement responding to a maltreatment report by removing the child, and evaluate situations in which it may be appropriate for a social worker or other child protection worker to remove the child from the home; and
- clarify the definition of "substantial child endangerment," and provide language in bill form by January 1, 2017.
Legislative Task Force on Child Protection Report to the Minnesota Legislature
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