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MINNESOTA

In 2021, the NCJFCJ fulfilled more than 529 requests for technical assistance and trained more than judges, 5,749 judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals across the nation.

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Requests for technical assistance in 2021
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Judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals trained in 2021
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Members

NCJFCJ in the State of Minnesota

Work and Impact

10

Requests for technical assistance in 2021

332

Trained judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals working to protect Minnesota’s children, families, and victims in our communities in 2021.

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Judicial and Associate Members in Minnesota

Members of the Tribal State Partnership Team for the St. Louis County/Duluth Indian Child Welfare Act Court participated in collaborative conversations on improving outcomes for American Indian children and families.

The NCJFCJ is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to provide targeted support to the Dakota County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Team, which is implementing the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines and other key recommended practices. The NCJFCJ provides targeted support through court assessments; onsite court observation; strategic planning activities; peer-to-peer learning; and individualized training.

As part of the Implementation Sites Project, the NCJFCJ provides targeted training and technical assistance to the Second Judicial District Court of Ramsey County (under the leadership of Judge DeAnne Hilgers) and the White Earth Tribal Court (under the leadership of Judge David DeGroat) to improve practice in the handling of child abuse and neglect cases, reduce the number of children in foster care, and improve outcomes for children in care.

The Second Judicial District Court of Ramsey County is an NCJFCJ Implementation Project site. The NCJFCJ works with the court to improve the handling of child abuse and neglect cases.

The NCJFCJ partners with the University of Minnesota Duluth and statewide stakeholders in carrying out the State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Implementation Grant to create an ICWA implementation plan to be applied statewide and improve ICWA compliance. This work includes research, analysis, and technical assistance.

Minnesota judicial system professionals received training on considerations when a party seeks to dismiss a civil protection order.

Minnesota judicial system professionals participated in the NCJFCJ's Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Virtual Information Expo, a national educational summit. They received information on innovations and best practices on trauma-informed preventions and interventions and on reaching and effectively serving children and youth who have experienced trauma and victimization.

A Minnesota judicial system professional received training on opioids and the challenges associated with intervention, treatment, and prevention.

Minnesota judicial system professionals received training on considerations when a party seeks to dismiss a civil protection order.

The NCJFCJ has four Judicial Members in Minnesota. Justice Anne K. McKeig of St. Paul is a Board Director of the NCJFCJ

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