Adult Protection Services
To make a report call: 651-266-4500
After regular hours call: 651-291-6795
For immediate danger call: 911
Ramsey County Child Protection screens suspected reports of neglect, mental injury and physical or sexual abuse of children.
We also provide child protection assessments and other services.
Ramsey County Services
Child Protection Initial Screening for Maltreatment
Ramsey County has specific screening criteria, which follow Minnesota Statutes 626.556, "Reporting of Maltreatment of Minors." The criteria promote consistency for screening and assessment of child abuse and neglect reports. We also provide assessment and screening processes of child abuse and neglect reports in Ramsey County.
Screening Criteria (pdf) Maltreatment Reporting Form (pdf)
Child Protection Assessments for Specific Populations
Juvenile Perpetrators of Sexual Offenses - Non-Familial
- Callers will be encouraged to contact parents of the perpetrator and the police.
- If police have not been notified of an act that if committed by an adult, would constitute a criminal offense, Child Protection notifies them.
- If there is reason to believe the perpetrator is a sexual abuse victim (or has been within the last 3 years) an abuse assessment will be conducted.
Following the report that a minor has given birth, the minor mother is contacted and an assessment is made of plans for herself and her child.
Reports of a minor mom under 16 married and/or not living in parental home will be assessed as neglect by CPS.
Children's Mental Health
This program assists children with severe emotional disabilities and their families to plan, access, and coordinate mental health services. Criteria are as follows:
- Current diagnostic assessment completed by a mental health professional within 90 days of referral. This assessment must include a DSM-IV mental health diagnosis and a current CGAS rating at 40 or below, supported by documentation of specific behaviors. We do not accept GAF ratings.
- Documentation of previous treatment efforts should be included along with a statement that the child's problems have been at this level for one year, or if no intervention is provided these problems are likely to continue at this level for one year.
- If outpatient therapy and/or medication are the only interventions needed, the child is not eligible for case management services.
Children with Developmental Disabilities
A child with a developmental disability (IQ of 70 or below) or related condition will be assessed for services. A child has a "related condition" if they have a severe, chronic disability:
- Attributable to cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or any condition other than mental illness, found to be closely related to developmental disabilities. The condition results in impairment of intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to persons with developmental disabilities and requires similar treatment or services.
- Likely to continue indefinitely.
- Resulting in substantial functional limitations in at least three major life activities areas: Self-care, understanding and use of language, learning, mobility, self-direction, or independent living capacity.
- A person with a physical disability, which meets above functional limitations.
Additional Ramsey County Child Protection Services