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Legislative Task Force on Child Protection

The Legislative Task Force on Child Protection was created by the 2015 Legislature to:

  1. 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;

  2. expand the efforts into related areas of the child welfare system;

  3. 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;

  4. identify additional area s within the child welfare system that need to be addressed by the legislature.

  5. 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

  6. clarify the definition of "substantial child endangerment," and provide language in bill form by January 1, 2017.
Minnesota Laws 2015, Chapter 71, Article 1, Section 125
Minnesota Laws 2016, Chapter 153

The Task Force expired on December 31, 2020


Legislative Task Force on Child Protection Report to the Minnesota Legislature (February 1, 2016)

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