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Governor’s Task Force Meeting #1

  This Monday Governor Mark Dayton gave his charge in person to the first meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Protection. Presentations took up most of the time so the group will have its first opportunity to discuss … Continue reading

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Roadmap

The first meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Protection is Monday. Our hope is that the committee creates a vision for a great child welfare system and a roadmap to get there. Among other features, a great system … Continue reading

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Safe Passage Part of Governor’s Task Force

Safe Passage for Children Executive Director Rich Gehrman was appointed to Governor Mark Dayton’s Task Force on the Protection of Children yesterday. Th Governor has asked the Task Force to recommend changes in practices, laws, accountability structures, and resources in time … Continue reading

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All the Right Voices

  Child welfare gatherings in Minnesota typically include important stakeholders such as counties, nonprofits, think tanks, and advocates for parents. However, organizations that experience how child protection actually works on the ground for children are usually missing. Last week Governor … Continue reading

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Grassroots Advocacy and the Media

Here’s to our volunteers! This week the unprecedented media attention to Minnesota’s child welfare crisis culminated in Governor Mark Dayton ordering immediate steps to improve screening decisions, and a task force to recommend systemic changes by year’s end. Much credit … Continue reading

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