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Children's Justice Initiative
The Children's Justice Initiative (CJI) is a collaboration between the Minnesota Judicial Branch and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The purpose of the initiative is for these two state entities to work closely with the local juvenile courts, social services agencies, county attorneys, public defenders, court administrators, guardians ad litem, tribes, and other key stakeholders in each of Minnesota's 87 counties to improve the processing of child protection cases and the outcomes for abused and neglected children. The overall objective is to timely find safe, stable, permanent homes for abused and neglected children, first through reunification with the child's parents if that is safe or, if not, through another permanent placement option. When identifying and implementing improvements, the project's goal is for all stakeholders to operate "through the eyes of the child" so as to achieve child safety, permanency, and well-being.
If you have a question about the Children's Justice Initiative, click on the following link to contact the CJI Managers: Ann Ahlstrom and Judy Nord, Staff Attorneys Send an email via our contact form
Minnesota Juvenile Protection Rules
Minnesota Adoption Rules
Guardian Ad Litem Rules web site
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