The Minnesota Maltreatment of Minors Act establishes a system for reporting possible child abuse and neglect to government agencies that provide protective services for the child or conduct criminal investigations. The act also governs agency responses to reports and access to information generated under the act. Some of the system’s features are determined by federal requirements that the state must satisfy in order to qualify for federal child abuse prevention and treatment grants. The following posts provide an overview of the Maltreatment of Minors Act, Minnesota Statutes, section 626.556, and related law and rules, with changes effective through the 2006 legislative session.

This and any related posts have been adopted from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department’s Information Brief, Overview of the Maltreatment of Minors Act, written by legislative analyst Lynn Aves.

This is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota’s Maltreatment of Minors Act.