The Legislative Task Force on Child Protection was created to:
Minnesota Laws 2021, 1st Special Session, Ch. 7, Art. 10, Sec. 3
Minnesota Laws 2016, Chapter 153
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;
- 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;
- 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;
- evaluate current statutes governing mandatory reporters, consider the modification of mandatory reporting requirements for private or public youth recreation programs, and, if necessary, introduce legislation by February 15, 2022, to implement appropriate modifications;
- evaluate and consider the intersection of educational neglect and the child protection system; and
- identify additional areas within the child welfare system that need to be addressed by the legislature.
Legislative Task Force on Child Protection Report to the Minnesota Legislature (February 1, 2016)
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