Professional Community Collaborations

Child Protection Social Workers are members of a variety of collaborative efforts in Isanti County.

Child Protection Multidisciplinary Team

In accordance with MN Statute 626.558, subd. 1 Isanti County has established a child protection multidisciplinary team. The Family Support Team is comprised of community professionals. One of the Team’s main responsibilities is to provide public education on child abuse/neglect and domestic violence. It meets monthly at Isanti County Family Services.

FST Resource Chart

Isanti County Sexual Assault Interagency Council

The Isanti County SAIC’s mission is to build a safer community by utilizing a best practice protocol to improve the response to victims of sexual assault and child abuse.  Members of the team consist of law enforcement, child protection, probation, victim services, Isanti County Attorney’s office, mental health professionals, Cambridge Medical Center Emergency Room personnel and sexual assault advocates.

Isanti County Children’s Justice Initiative

The Children’s Justice Initiative is the collaboration between the Minnesota Judicial Branch and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The purpose of the initiative is to improve the processing of child protection cases and the outcomes for abused and neglected children. The mission of the Children’s Justice Initiative is to ensure that in a fair and timely manner abused and neglected children involved in the juvenile protection court system have safe, stable, permanent families.

Isanti County has a local Children’s Justice Initiative (CJI) team. Its membership includes Tenth Judicial District Court Judges, personnel from Isanti County Court Administration, Family Services, County Attorney ’s Office, Probation Department, Tenth Judicial District Public Defender's Office, Tenth Judicial District Guardian ad Litem Program, The Refuge, foster parents, and other community stakeholders.