The state has begun a comprehensive evaluation of the entire child protection system, calling on a national authority on social services for help, Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson said Wednesday.
Gov. Mark Dayton said in an interview Wednesday he “absolutely” supports the review, and wants county and state leaders to come together to determine how child protection can be improved, and if agencies need additional resources.
“What we’re dealing with here is an accumulation of practices, avoidances that have occurred for a decade,” Dayton said. [Read Full Article]