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Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children

Also known as:
Governor's Task Force on Child Protection
Active dates:2014-2015

To advise the Governor and Legislature on system and practice improvements in the child protection system at all levels of government within the State of Minnesota.


The Task Force was created in September 2014 after a high-profile child maltreatment case.

The task force is tasked with reviewing policies, laws, and protocols, enhancing accountability in the child protection system, and ensuring the system has sufficient capacity and resources to operate as intended.

The task force was charged with delivering an initial report to the Governor, Legislature and the public by December 31, 2014, and delivering its final recommendations by March 2015.

The task force's first meeting was set for October 13, 2014. Its last meeting was March 23, 2015. In their final report, they instructed DHS to convene a workgroup to implement their recommendations. As a result, DHS created the Professional Development Workgroup, which began a series of meetings in January 2016, and issued a report in 2017: The Child Welfare Center for Learning and Development: Report and Recommendations for Training System Reform


26 members appointed by the Governor, including: legislators, county representatives, children's advocates, attorneys, and child protection experts from across the state.

Agency heads:

Chaired jointly by the Commissioner of Human Services, Lucinda Jesson, and Ramsey County Commissioner, Toni Carter.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
How Minnesota's child protection system exposes kids to more abuse, neglect. Star Tribune, 11/5/2023.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2014-2015.
Record last updated: 06/22/2022

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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