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Children & Youth

The following write-ups are produced and maintained by Minnesota House Research Department, with some links provided to other sources.

Children & Families

Protection of Children

  • Overview of the Maltreatment of Minors Act
    A 15-page overview of the act, which establishes a system for reporting possible child abuse and neglect, and its related laws and rules. July 2016.
  • Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders: MN Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws
    A 33-page information brief describing the state's laws applying to sex offenders and predatory offenders including information on crime definitions, criminal penalties, mandatory sentencing, and civil regulations like the community notification law. January 2012.
  • Youth and the Law
    A 129-page guidebook explaining state law and court cases which establish rights, responsibilities, and protections for youth, including information on economic protection, education, health and social services, and criminal justice. December 2018.

Juvenile Justice

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