Governor’s Task Force Hold Public Meeting in Little Falls
The Governor’s appointed task force created to strengthen our child protection system was doing just that today in Little Falls. Task Force co-chair Lucinda Jesson says they need to give child care county workers more training, more supervision and more resources to best take care of every kid.
The task force says Minnesota is failing children by not protecting them. They say they have to change how they process recommendations and accessions in child abuse cases. Former Minnesota Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz says the area of child protection is the most secret part of government that she’s aware other than parts of national security.
Along with creating better strategies to protect our kids, it’s the Task Force’s job to be the voice for those kids who don’t have one.
The public meeting wrapped up with three local men sharing their stories of child abuse and how the child protection system has failed them.