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Governor’s Task Force on Child Protection Meetings March 23rd 2015

This is a report on the final meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Protection on March 23rd, 2015. Commissioner Jesson shared a draft final report with the group. It included 93 recommendations from the Work Groups as well … Continue reading

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The Ocean Ahead

This week the Governor’s Child Protection Task Force approved 93 recommendations that can transform child welfare in Minnesota. They make child safety the system’s paramount responsibility and propose major upgrades to training, accountability, and transparency. Most significantly they include cutting-edge … Continue reading

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Cars with Three Wheels

A car with three wheels is not 75% as good as one with four. There is a minimum set of features without which a car won’t move at all. This principle applies to child welfare because elected officials have frequently … Continue reading

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A Day at the Capitol

Yesterday Safe Passage for Children held its annual Day on the Hill at the Minnesota Legislature. 35 advocates visited with 39 Senators and Representatives. Including follow up meetings, by the end of session in May we will have called on … Continue reading

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How to Spend $50 Million

Last Friday Governor Mark Dayton announced he will set aside $50 million in his supplemental budget to fund the final recommendations from his Child Protection Task Force, due later this month. This is a breakthrough. It will restore all the … Continue reading

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