Emergency Protective Care (EPC) Hearing Training


The purpose of this training is to provide child protection stakeholders an opportunity to participate in experiential Emergency Protective Care (EPC) hearing simulations. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of EPC hearings throughout Minnesota and encourage professionals to implement skills learned at the training into their practices. The trainings are provided by Mitchell Hamline School of Law and supported by the Children’s Justice Initiative (CJI).

To request EPC hearing training in your area, contact the CJI

Emergency Protective Care (EPC) Hearing Training

Friday, April 21, 2023, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. / in-person

Stevens County Courthouse
Morris, MN

Recommended Audience
Judicial officers, court administration staff, law clerks, county attorneys, social workers, guardians at litem, attorneys for parents and children, tribal representatives, and other child protection stakeholders in Big Stone, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin counties are invited to attend and participate in this training.

Registration and pre-work materials will be emailed to interested participants from the above-referenced counties on or around mid-February 2023. To express interest and receive registration information, contact the Children's Justice Initiative (CJI).

There is no cost to those who participate in or observe this training. Due to the interactive nature of this training, space is limited and will be made available to interested stakeholders from the above-referenced counties on a first-come, first-served basis.
Agendas and other workshop materials will be made available to registered participants as they become available. 

Agendas and other workshop materials will be made available to registered participants as they become available. 

Emergency Protective Care (EPC) Hearing Training 
Friday, April 21, 2023,  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. / in-person 
Stevens County Courthouse, Morris, MN


Applications will be made for continuing education credit for judicial officers, court administrators, guardians ad litem, social workers, and attorneys. 

Previous Training Events
March 4, 2022 (virtual event)
  • For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in the training.
  • For attorneys, this course was approved for 2.5 standard credits that can be reported directly to the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education using the event code 444506.    
  • For court administration staff, please record your attendance as an external training event in Cornerstone. Not sure how to do this? Check out this Quick Reference Guide
  • For social workers, guardians ad litem, and others, a Certificate of Attendance can be provided to you upon request, along with a copy of the agenda from this training. You can make that request directly to the Children's Justice Initiative
Summer 2019 - Fall 2019 (in-person events)