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LAWSUIT: HENNEPIN CO. CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEMS FAILS TO PROTECT KIDS (06.01.17)

Lawsuit: Hennepin Co. Child Protection System Fails to Protect Kids

Minnesota Public Radio, June 1, 2017

A lawsuit alleges Hennepin County Minnesota fails to properly investigate reports of abuse and neglect and does not safely house children in protective custody.

The federal suit on behalf of 10 children alleges systematic failures within Hennepin County’s child protection services.

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SUIT TAKES MINNESOTA FOSTER CARE TO TASK (06.01.17)

Suit Takes Minnesota Foster Care to Task

StarTribune, June 1, 2017

In a civil rights action filed in federal court May 31, 2017, attorneys for the national child advocacy group, A Better Childhood, allege that the state of Minnesota and Hennepin County have failed to meet their legal obligations to provide secure homes for children who are removed from abusive families.

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CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST HENNEPIN COUNTY OVER CHILD PROTECTION (05.31.17)

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Hennepin County Over Child Protection

KSTP / ABC, May 31, 2017

A class action lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of 10 minors against Hennepin County and seven county and state officials, citing the county’s inability to protect abused and neglected children.

The lawsuit defends two classes of children who have, “suffered harm or risk of harm caused by the systemic failures of Hennepin County and responsible Hennepin County and State of Minnesota officials in implementing its child protection system.”

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