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2017 Legislative Session Looms

The 2017 Minnesota state legislative session starts next month. Our top goal is to help to address burgeoning caseloads in child protection, foster care, and County Attorney offices. This trend should flatten out at a permanently higher level once counties … Continue reading

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Gratitude

The many things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving include: Hennepin County proposed a visionary $26 million initiative that will keep more children safely with their families through expanded prevention and early intervention services Only two children killed in 2016 … Continue reading

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The Election and Children

What does last week’s election mean for children? On the federal level, Congress seems likely to cut safety net programs, potentially causing new misery for children and their families. Apparently the first target is taking back health insurance from millions … Continue reading

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Hennepin Leading

  Yesterday Hennepin County staff presented Commissioners with a far-reaching proposal that would minimize the incidence of child maltreatment by adding $13.3 million to the child welfare budget in 2017 and $26 million over 3-5 years. This is on top … Continue reading

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Listen to Children

Some social workers believe children who are removed from their families always want to return home. Not always. This KSTP report demonstrates why some children want to get away from their parents. For years McKenna Ahrenholtz, now 12, told caseworkers … Continue reading

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