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St. Louis County is committed to protecting our most vulnerable residents, our children. 

St. Louis County Children and Family Services assesses reports of alleged child maltreatment that are believed to have been committed by a parent or other household member, as well as provide ongoing support to families.  Our goal is to engage families in a partnership to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of their children. This also encompasses a vision of partnering with community members to help support and nurture children and families.

The following criteria are used to determine when to perform a child maltreatment assessment in accordance with Minnesota Statutes Screening-Criteria-Alleged-Child-Maltreatment.pdf.

For more information visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Protection website

Child Protection

Respond to child abuse and neglect and to build safety for children

Initial Intervention Services

Investigate/assess reports of child abuse and neglect
Connect families to services in the community to reduce future risk of maltreatment
Partner with families and their supports to plan for child safety

Child Protection Services

Assist parents with providing safe and nurturing homes for children
Arrange for out-of-home placement, when necessary
Reunite and bring families together
Arrange for permanent alternative care for children when reunification is not possible
Coordinate with community services

Indian Child Welfare

Work actively with American Indian families to provide child protective services
Partner with Tribal social services to meet the needs of families

Report Abuse

In an emergency call 9-1-1 to reach your local Law Enforcement agency.

Report Child Abuse

Initial Intervention Unit (IIU)
Fax: 218-725-5118

Initial Intervention Unit (IIU)
Fax: 218-471-7503