Achieving timely child safety, permanency, and wellbeing are the foundational principles underlying the procedures and decisions in all child protection proceedings. The purpose of the CJI Permanency Technical Assistance Project is to improve time to permanency for children in out of home placement, in accordance with state and federal statutes, Minnesota Rules of Juvenile Protection Procedure, and Judicial Branch performance measures.
Permanency Performance Measure Goals
The Judicial Branch has set the following performance measure goals for achieving timely permanency for children removed from home: 90% of children will reach permanency within 12 months of removal from home, and 99% of children will reach permanency within 18 months. The goal of 99% of children reaching permanency by 18 months has not been met by either the state or any judicial district in the past five fiscal years. In FY16, only 87% of children reached permanency within 18 months. As of September 1, 2016, MNJAD data indicates Minnesota has just under 5,000 children in out of home placement statewide. Of those children, 1,214 children have been in out of home placement longer than 366 days, including 245 Indian children.
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