Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota Wrestles with Foster Care’s Role in Breaking up Black Families
On Dec. 3, a 28-year-old black mother lost her parental rights to her four children – ages 1 to 9 – in a Minnesota courtroom, just outside the Twin Cities. Instead of opening presents with their mother, the children spent Christmas with a white family two hours away.
Need for Better Collaboration on Crossover Youth Voiced in Senate Judiciary Hearing
The solution to curbing juvenile arrests and improving permanency for abused and neglected children? Better collaboration between the systems that serve many of the the nation’s most at-risk youth, witnesses told the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.