Early Neutral Evaluation/
Early Case Management

Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is a confidential, voluntary, evaluative process designed to facilitate prompt dispute resolution in custody, parenting time (visitation), and financial matters.

How does ENE Work?The fair and efficient administration of justice requires that all cases in family court receive timely attention. This requires the judicial system to handle cases expeditiously and with consistency, fairness and sound decisions.
  • ECM: The court manages the process and disposition of the cases before it. The Early Case Management (ECM) approach uses aggressive case management timing by establishing judicial intervention on cases within three to four weeks of filing.
  • ICMC: The initial meeting with the judicial officer is called an Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC). The judicial officer's involvement soon after the filing encourages the parties and their attorneys (if represented) to focus on resolving and narrowing the contested issues that are barriers to settlement.
  • ENE:  Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is a confidential, voluntary, evaluative process designed to facilitate prompt dispute resolution in custody, parenting time (visitation), and financial matters. The program offers the evaluative impressions of experienced professionals to parties engaged in custody, parenting time, and financial disputes. Feedback is provided to parties and their attorneys based on case presentations and a limited amount of information gathering. The ENE process is typically completed within one month. A party may choose to end the ENE session at any time.
Following are links to Judicial Branch Policies regarding ECM and ENE:

What is an Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC)?

The intervention of the judicial officer early in the process is a key component to engaging the parties in communication that will help them reach a resolution.  The purpose of the ICMC is to:

  • Establish the Court's control of the progress of the case;
  • Provide early intervention by the Court;
  • Offer Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes;
  • Establish discovery limitations and deadlines;
  • Discuss settlement progress and opportunities for settlement; and,
  • Assign a date for the future conferences, if needed.

Within 30 days of initial filing the court schedules the parties for what is called an Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC). Parties will be sent a ICMC Data Sheet. This form needs to be filled out and returned to the court prior to the scheduled date. This hearing is mandatory. If you are represented by an attorney, your attorney needs to be present. At the ICMC, all involved parties will meet with the judicial officer. Here, the judicial officer will talk with you about what the issues and concerns impeding or stopping you from coming to an agreement. The judicial officer will discuss with you your various options which will allow your case to continue through the court process with little or no delay.

For more information to help you prepare for your ICMC, watch the video on the Resources Tab on this page.

What is Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE)?
Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) strives to move families through court efficiently and inexpensively by working with them early on to  reach agreements that will foster the best interests of their families. ENE helps parties focus on the critical issues they face in a confidential, non-confrontational, and settlement-oriented alternative dispute resolution program.

In ENE, parties and their attorneys attend an ENE session with experienced evaluator(s). Each side presents its view. The evaluator(s) discuss the case alone and then share their perspective on the merits of each position. Evaluator(s) identify the key issues and predict how the case is most likely to conclude. The parties are always able to confer with their attorneys and discuss settlement. Sometimes additional meetings are scheduled.

Issues related to custody or parenting time take part in Social ENE (SENE).  In those cases a two person male/female team of evaluators will work on the case. If the issues relate to financial issues, then a Financial ENE (FENE) with a single evaluator, is used. In either type of ENE, evaluators are highly experienced professionals who have also been formally trained to help resolve cases in the ENE program.
 
Over half of the cases settle during the first session and over three-fourths reach at least some agreement. Absent full resolution, the team advises the assigned judge about areas of agreement, additional needed services and how to focus future assistance on the most relevant issues.
 
The parties pay for the costs of ENE according to a financial or social Sliding Fee Schedule. Most who participate in ENE will save a considerable amount of time and money versus contentious litigation in a traditional court setting. ENE is, on average, fully concluded within 90 days. A full determination in a traditional court setting can easily take more than a full year's time.
 

Are there any reports regarding the use of ENE?

In 2007, the State Justice Institute (SJI) awarded the Minnesota Judicial Branch a State Court grant to help implement the Third/Fifth Judicial Districts' Early Case Management/Early Neutral Evaluation (ECM/ENE) pilot project, and support expansion of ECM/ENE. Click here to view the SJI Final Report. The report appendices are available upon request.

When did use of ECM and ENE commence in Minnesota?
An administrative order signed by Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz authorized the establishment of family court early case management pilot projects.

County Program InformationMap showing counties using ICMC, SENE, and FENE  - Updated June 2016

Please select your county from the list below, and then click the "Go" button to see program information and resources specific to your county.

Aitkin (Ninth District)

Aitkin County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time.  For more information on Aitkin's County's Early Case Management Program, please contact court administration, (218) 927-7350.

Becker (Seventh District)

For more information on the Seventh Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Clay County Early Case Management Coordinator.

Beltrami (Ninth District)

Beltrami does not currently have an ECM/ENE Program.  For information on private ENEs please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Benton (Seventh District)

For more information, please contact the Seventh Judicial District ENE Program.

Big Stone (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth. For information specific to Big Stone County, please contact court administration, (320) 839-2536.

Carlton (Sixth District)

Resources

The lead judge and contact person for the Sixth Judicial District is the Hon. Sally Tarnowski who may be reached through Court Reporter Noel Michaud or at 218-726-2508.

Carver (First District)

Sliding Fee Scale


Fee Scale if the Party is Represented by an Attorney
The Scott-Carver program will use evaluators selected from a panel of professionals experienced in working with families in financial and parenting matters in family court proceedings. These professionals are all qualified to evaluate financial and/or social issues. The SENE will be conducted by a gender-balanced team of two persons. The FENE will be conducted by a single person.

For SENE, represented parties will pay a rate of $175 per party per hour. The Court may apportion the cost between the parties based on their individual incomes.

For FENE, represented parties will pay a rate of $100 per party per hour. The Court may apportion the cost between the parties based on their individual incomes.

Fee Scale if the Party is not Represented by an Attorney
  • 0-$25,000 annual gross income - $50.00 per hour for SENE, $75.00 per hour for FENE
  • $25,001-$50,000 annual gross income - $100.00 per hour for SENE, $75.00 per hour for FENE
  • $50,001 or more gross income - $150.00 per hour for SENE, $75.00 per hour for FENE

Resources

For information on the Carver County Program please contact the Hon. Janet Cain who may reached through Court Reporter Sarah Fisher.

Cass (Ninth District)

Cass does not currently have an ECM/ENE Program.  For information on private ENEs please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Chippewa (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth.  For information specific to Chippewa County, please contact court administration, (320) 269-7774.

Clearwater (Ninth District)

Clearwater County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time.  For more information on Clearwater County's Early Case Management Program, please contact court administration, (218) 694-6177.

Cook (Sixth District)

Fee Schedule

Resources

The lead judge and contact person for the Sixth Judicial District is the Hon. Sally Tarnowski who may be reached through Court Reporter Noel Michaud or at 218-726-2508.

Crow Wing (Ninth District)

Clearwater County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time.  For more information on Clearwater County's Early Case Management Program, please contact court administration, (218) 824-1310.

Dakota (First District)

Sliding Fee Scale


Fee Scale if the Party is Represented by an Attorney
If a party is represented by one attorney, the party's hourly rate shall be one-half the hourly rate charged by his/her attorney. This calculation applies if such party is also Informa Pauperis (IFP) status. If party is being evaluated by a "team" of two evaluators, the party's hourly rate shall be the hourly rate charged by his/her attorney.

If a party is represented by more than one attoney, the party's hourly rate shall be one-half the highest hourly rate charged to the party. This calculation applies if such party is also IFP status.

Fee Scale if the Party is not Represented by an Attorney

Resources

Dakota County has a Moderated Settlement Conference Program. Learn more »
For more information, contact Dakota County ENE Program.

Dodge (Third District)

Resources

Listed below are forms that are designed to assist you in becoming more familiar with the Dodge County Early Case Management Program.  The Initial Case Conference (ICMC) Data Sheet is a form that must be completed, filed, and served at least two (2) business days before your scheduled ICMC.  The ICMC Data Sheet should be mailed or hand delivered but not e-filed.  The other forms contain more detailed information about the ECM program. For more information on the Dodge County Program please contact Dodge County Court Administration, (507) 635-6260.
 

Douglas (Seventh District)

There is currently no Court-Sponsored Initial Case Management or Early Neutral Evaluation Program in Douglas County.  For additional information on Early Case Management or Private ENEs, please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Fillmore (Third District)

ENE Providers Roster

Resources

For more information on Fillmore's Early Case Management/Early Neutral Evaluation Program, contact Fillmore County Court Administration: (507) 765-3356.
 

Freeborn (Third District)

Freeborn does not have an active ECM-ENE Program.  For information on private ENE, please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Goodhue (First District)

Goodhue County formed a steering committee in March 2017 to plan the launch of an ECM/ENE Program in Goodhue.  Their tentative timeline sets the launch date for the program as September 1, 2017.  It is anticipated that all relevant family law cases filed on or after September 1, 2017, will be scheduled for an Initial Case Management Conference and enter the Early Case Management process with access to Early Neutral Evaluations.  It is also expected that Post-Decree and Post-Custody Determination Motions will be included in the process.  Please check back frequently for updates.

In the meantime, for information on private ENEs please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Grant (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth.

Houston (Third District)

For more information on the Houston's ECM-ENE Program please contact court administration: (507) 725-5806.

Hubbard (Ninth District)

Hubbard County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time.  For more information on Hubbard County's Early Case Management Program, please contact court administration, (218) 732-5286

Itasca (Ninth District)

ENE Fee

There is a flat fee of $600 per couple ($300 per person) for ENE services to be paid to the evaluator(s) in advance of the ENE.  A request can be made to the judge for a reduced fee.  Or contact Lisa or Sandy at Cooperative Solutions at 218-327-4908 or Court Administration at 218-327-2870.
 

Resources

Listed below are forms that are designed to assist you in becoming more familiar with the Itasca County ENE Program.  The Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC) Data Sheet is a form that must be completed and submitted at least five (5) business days before your scheduled ICMC. The other forms contain more detailed information about ENE and its costs.
The contacts for the Itasca County/Grand Rapids program are attorney Sara Swanson and Cooperative Solutions at 218-327-4908

Kandiyohi (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth.

Kittson (Ninth District)

Kittson County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time.  For more information on Kittson County's Early Case Management Program, please contact court administration, (218) 843-3632.
 

Resources

Listed below is a form needed for the Kittson County Early Case Management Program.  The Initial Case Conference (ICMC) Data Sheet is a form that must be completed, filed, and served at least two (2) business days before your scheduled ICMC.  The ICMC Data Sheet should be mailed or hand delivered but not e-filed.  The other forms contain more detailed information about the ECM program.

Koochiching (Ninth District)

Koochiching is considering adding an ECM/ENE Program. To express interest in a court-sponsored program or to learn about Private ENE, please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Lac Qui Parle (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth.  For information specific to Lac Qui Parle County, please contact court administration, (320) 598-3536.

Lake (Sixth District)

Fee Schedule

Resources

The lead judge and contact person for the Sixth Judicial District is the Hon. Sally Tarnowski who may be reached through Court Reporter Noel Michaud or at 218-726-2508.

Lake of the Woods (Ninth District)

Lake of the Woods County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time. For more information on Lake of the Woods County's Early Case Management Program, please contact court administration, (218) 634-1451.

Le Sueur (First District)

Le Sueur does not currently have an ECM/ENE Program.  To express support for a court-sponsored program or for information on Private ENE, please contac the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Mahnomen (Ninth District)

Mahnomen County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time.  For more information on Mahnomen County's Early Case Management Program, please contact court administration, (218) 935-2251.
 

Marshall (Ninth District)

Marshall County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time.  For more information on Marshall County's Early Case Management Program, please contact court administration,(218) 745-4921.
 

Resources

Listed below is a form needed for the Marshall County Early Case Management Program.  The Initial Case Conference (ICMC) Data Sheet is a form that must be completed, filed, and served at least two (2) business days before your scheduled ICMC.  The ICMC Data Sheet should be mailed or hand delivered but not e-filed.  The other forms contain more detailed information about the ECM program.

Meeker (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth.

Mille Lacs (Seventh District)

For more information, please contact the Seventh Judicial District ENE Program.

Morrison (Seventh District)

There is currently no Court-Sponsored Initial Case Management or Early Neutral Evaluation Program in Morrison County.  For additional information on Early Case Management or Private ENEs, please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Mower (Third District)

Mower does not have an active ECM-ENE Program.  For information on private ENE, please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Norman (Ninth District)

Norman County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time. For more information on Norman County's Early Case Management Program, please contact court administration, (218) 784-5458.

Olmsted (Third District)

SENE Fee Schedule

  • 0-$25,000 annual gross income - $50 for initial 4-hour session, $100 hourly rate after initial 4-hour session
  • $25,001-$50,000 annual gross income - $400 for initial 4-hour session, $150 hourly rate after initial 4-hour session
  • $50,001-$75,000 annual gross income - $600 for initial 4-hour session, $200 hourly rate after initial 4-hour session
  • $75,001-$100,000 annual gross income - $800 for initial 4-hour session, $250 hourly rate after initial 4-hour session
  • $100,001-$150,000 annual gross income - $1,000 for initial 4-hour session, $300 hourly rate after initial 4-hour session
  • $150,001-$200,000 annual gross income - $1,200 for initial 4-hour session, $400 hourly rate after initial 4-hour session
  • More than $200,001 annual gross income - $1,600 for initial 4-hour session, attorney's rate averaged after initial 4-hour session

FENE Fee Schedule

  • 0-$25,000 annual gross income - $50 for initial 4-hour session, $100 hourly rate after initial 4-hour session
  • $25,001-$50,000 annual gross income - $100 per hour
  • $50,001-$75,000 annual gross income - $150 per hour
  • $75,001-$100,000 annual gross income - $200 per hour
  • $100,001-$150,000 annual gross income - $250 per hour
  • $150,001-$200,000 annual gross income - $300 per hour

Resources

Listed below are forms that are designed to assist you in becoming more familiar with the Olmsted County Early Case Management Program.  The Initial Case Conference Data Sheet is a form that must be completed, filed, and served at least two (2) business days before your scheduled ICMC.  The other forms contain more detailed information about the ECM program. 
For more information on the Olmsted County Program please contact Hon. Christina Stevens .

Otter Tail (Seventh District)

Fee Schedule

Resources

For more information on the Otter Tail ENE Program please contact the Otter Tail Law Clerks.

Pennington (Ninth District)

Pennington County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time.  For more information on Pennington County's Early Case Management Program, please contact Darla Boen, in court administration, (218) 683-7023.

Polk (Ninth District)

Polk County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time.  For more information on Polk County's Early Case Management Program, please contact Connie Wilkens, in court administration, (218) 281-2332.
 

Resources

Listed below is a form needed for the Polk County Early Case Management Program.  The Initial Case Conference (ICMC) Data Sheet is a form that must be completed, filed, and served at least two (2) business days before your scheduled ICMC.  The ICMC Data Sheet should be mailed or hand delivered but not e-filed.  The other forms contain more detailed information about the ECM program.

Pope (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth. For information specific toPope County, please contact court administration, (320) 634-5222.

Ramsey (Second District)

Fee Schedule

Resources

Listed below are forms that are designed to assist you in becoming more familiar with ECM in Ramsey County. The Initial Case Conference Data Sheet is a form that must be completed, submitted to the court and served at least three (3) business days before your scheduled Initial Case Management Conference.  This information is for use at the ICMC only and is not evidence for purposes of a trial.  The other forms contain more detailed information about ENE and its' costs.

Attorneys:  ICMC data sheets should be submitted to the assigned judicial officer by email to the email address boxes that have been set up for each judicial unit.  This is the ONLY exception to the mandate that pleadings be filed electronically. eFiling Business Process
  For more information on the Ramsey County Program please contact Terri Barett.

Red Lake (Ninth District)

Red Lake County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time.  For more information on Red Lake County's Early Case Management Program, please contact Sherry Largis, in court administration, (218) 253-4281.

Renville (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth.

Rice (Third District)

Rice does not have an active ECM-ENE Program.  For information on private ENE, please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Roseau (Ninth District)

Roseau County uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have Court-Sponsored Early Neutral Evaluations available at this time.  For more information on Roseau County's Early Case Management Program, please contact court administration, (218) 463-2541.

Scott (First District)

Sliding Fee Scale


Fee Scale if the Party is Represented by an Attorney
The Scott-Carver program will use evaluators selected from a panel of professionals experienced in working with families in financial and parenting matters in family court proceedings. These professionals are all qualified to evaluate financial and/or social issues. The SENE will be conducted by a gender-balanced team of two persons. The FENE will be conducted by a single person.

For SENE, represented parties will pay a rate of $175 per party per hour. The Court may apportion the cost between the parties based on their individual incomes.

For FENE, represented parties will pay a rate of $100 per party per hour. The Court may apportion the cost between the parties based on their individual incomes.

Fee Scale if the Party is not Represented by an Attorney
  • 0-$25,000 annual gross income - $50.00 per hour for SENE, $75.00 per hour for FENE
  • $25,001-$50,000 annual gross income - $100.00 per hour for SENE, $75.00 per hour for FENE
  • $50,001 or more gross income - $150.00 per hour for SENE, $75.00 per hour for FENE

Resources


For information on the Scott County Program please contact the Hon. Carrie Lennon who may reached through Court Reporter Mary Johnson.

Sherburne (Tenth District)

Program Description

Fee Schedule

Resources

For information on the Sherburne County Program please contact the District Coordinator Miriam Friesen.

St. Louis Duluth (Sixth District)

Resources

The lead judge and contact person for the Sixth Judicial District is the Hon. Sally Tarnowski who may be reached through Court Reporter Noel Michaud or at 218-726-2508. Ann LeRette, GAL Program Manager, may also be contacted

St. Louis Hibbing (Sixth District)

The lead judge and contact person for the Sixth Judicial District is the Hon. Sally Tarnowski who may be reached through Court Reporter Noel Michaud or at 218-726-2508. Ann LeRette, GAL Program Manager, may also be contacted

St. Louis Virginia (Sixth District)

Resources

The lead judge and contact person for the Sixth Judicial District is the Hon. Sally Tarnowski who may be reached through Court Reporter Noel Michaud or at 218-726-2508. Ann LeRette, GAL Program Manager, may also be contacted

Stearns (Seventh District)

For more information, please contact the Seventh Judicial District ENE Program.

Steele (Third District)

Steele does not have an active ECM-ENE Program.  For information on private ENE, please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Stevens (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth.  For information specific to Stevens County, please contact court administration, (320) 208-6640.

Swift (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth.

Todd (Seventh District)

There is currently no Court-Sponsored Initial Case Management or Early Neutral Evaluation Program in Todd County.  For additional information on Early Case Management or Private ENEs, please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Traverse (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth.

Wabasha (Third District)

Wabasha does not have an active ECM-ENE Program.  For information on private ENE, please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Wadena (Seventh District)

For more information, please contact the Seventh Judicial District ENE Program.

Waseca (Third District)

Resources

For more information on Early Neutral Evaluations and Early Case Management in Waseca please contact the Waseca ENE Program.

Wilkin (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth.

Winona (Third District)


Fee Schedule

For more information on the Winona's ECM-ENE Program please contact court administration: (507) 457-6385.

Yellow Medicine (Eighth District)

Resources


For more information on the Eighth Judicial District ENE Program please contact the Hon. Donald Spilseth.  For information specific to Yellow Medicine County, please contact court administration, (320) 564-3325.

The master training list contains individuals who have completed SENE and FENE training.  The listing of an individual on this roster indicates only that the person has completed an approved ENE training course.  It does not reflect whether the individual meets any other minimum qualifications for providing SENE or FENE services.  To determine whether someone has been selected to serve as an ENE neutral in a specific county, please contact the lead judge or contact person for the program or find the individual on the training list and contact them directly to learn whether they are currently able to provide ENE services.

Prospective ENE Providers

Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) providers must complete an Initial ENE Provider Training course approved by the State Court Administrator’s Office (SCAO), and be added to the Master Training ListThere may be additional requirements and application processes in each county.

Prior to completing any Initial ENE Provider Training course, potential providers should first contact the ENE contact in the county(s) in which they wish to serve to learn about the county’s local requirements and whether the county(s) is accepting applications for new ENE providers.

Below is additional general information that should be verified for each specific program with its lead contact person.
 
  • The most recent Initial ENE Provider Training Course was October 26-28, 2016.  No additional trainings are scheduled at this time.
  • Certain programs prefer their ENE Providers also be licensed attorneys, social workers, therapists, or certified public accountants (CPAs). However, some programs still accept applicants based on special experience and expertise in family law and child development/mental health areas.
  • Certain programs require ENE Providers to be Rule 114 Qualified Family Law Mediators and Evaluators. Becoming Rule 114 Qualified requires participation in an approved training program. For more information on the requirements and application process, please visit the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board’s Website.  Please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager if you would like to receive email notification of upcoming 40-hour Family Law Mediation Training.
  • Certain programs require a certain number of ride-alongs with seasoned providers before applying to their programs.  If you are in, or able to travel to, Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine, Sherburne, and/or Wright County, and would like assistance arranging ride-alongs, please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

County-specific program information is available through the dropdown menu at the bottom of this page. This information should be verified with the specific county coordinator.

 

Current ENE Providers

Information in this section is for ENE providers already listed on one or more program-approved provider rosters.

General/State
ENE Evaluator’s Report
Request for Order Extending Timeline for ENE and Order
Minnesota E-Filing Support Center
Rule 114 Qualified Mediator and Evaluators Status 
Alternative Dispute Resolution Board Website
Training - Please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager if you would like to receive information about upcoming Advanced ENE Provider Training, or about being approved to provide Initial ENE Provider Training or if you are sponsoring 40-hour Family Law Mediation Training or Advanced ENE Training.
Contact the State ECM/ENE Program Manager
 

County-specific Program Information

Use the dropdown menu below to find program-specific information.

Aitkin

Aitkin currently only uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have court-sponsored ENE. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Becker

Becker does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Beltrami

Beltrami does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Benton

Benton does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Big Stone

Big Stone County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Blue Earth

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Brown

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Carlton

Carlton County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Carver

Carver/Scott: To be add to the Financial Early Neutral Evaluator (FENE) and/or Social Early Neutral Evaluator (SENE) roster in Scott and/or Carver Counties, proof of applicable ENE training and proof of Rule 114 Qualified Status is required.  Applications are accepted on an on-going basis, and Carver and Scott update their rosters two to three times a year, depending when/how many people are requesting to be added.  Email the requested proofs of training and status to Mary Johnson along with your contact information and whether you are requesting addition to the SENE, FENE, or both rosters.

Cass

Cass does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Chippewa

Chippewa County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Chisago

Prospective ENE Providers
 

PICK: The Combined PICK (Pine-Isanti-Chisago-Kanabec County) Program requires providers to be willing to travel to each of their four counties to perform ENEs, in addition to other criteria. If you are interested in applying, please review the PICK program policies and guidelines and contact the State ECM/ENE Program Manager to be put on the waiting list for an invitation to apply to the PICK ENE Roster.  Applications are accepted only when requested from the next prospective ENE provider on the waiting list.
 

Current ENE Providers

 

10th District

10th District Tips/Checklist for Successful ENE Process
10th District ENE Evaluator's Report - (Word Version)
Request for Order Extending Timeline for ENE and Order - (Word Version)
10th District Tips for E-Filing ENE-Related Documents
10th District ENE Program Policies Regarding SharePoint Availability
SharePoint Calendar Technical Support for 10th District ENE/ECM Providers
Contact the 10th District ENE Program Coordinator

PICK (Pine, Chisago, Isanti and Kanabec Counties)
PICK ICMC Data Sheet - (Word Version)
PICK ICMC Data Sheet Instructions
PICK Participants' Survey
PICK Program Policies and Guidelines
PICK FENE Memo of Understanding* - (Word Version)
PICK SENE Memo of Understanding* - (Word Version)
*Memos of Understanding are provided as an option for providers—no specific form is required to be used.
 

Clay

Agreements to serve as an ENE Provider in Clay County are accepted on an on-going basis.

Clearwater

Clearwater currently only uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have court-sponsored ENE. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Cook

Cook County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Cottonwood

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Crow Wing

Crow Wing currently only uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have court-sponsored ENE. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Dakota

Prospective ENE Providers
 

The Dakota ENE Program accepts applications in odd-numbered years during the first two weeks of January.  For your reference and future planning, you may view their most recent (2017) application form and program guidelines and policies.
 

Current ENE Providers


The Dakota ENE Program requires all providers to reapply to remain on its roster in odd-numbered years during the first two weeks of January.  For your reference and future planning, you may view their most recent (2017) application form and program guidelines and policies.
 

Dodge

Dodge County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Douglas

Douglas does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Faribault

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Fillmore

Fillmore County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Freeborn

Freeborn does not have an active ECM-ENE Program.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Goodhue

Goodhue County formed a steering committee in March 2017 to plan the launch of an ECM/ENE Program in Goodhue.  Their tentative timeline sets the launch date for the program as September 1, 2017.  It is anticipated that the program will begin accepting applications for their SENE/FENE Provider Roster in mid-July.  Check back frequently for updates.

Please contact the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager if you have specific questions or feedback for the Committee to consider.

Grant

Grant County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Houston

Houston County is in the process of creating a roster application process. Please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager if you are interested in receiving notice when their process is complete and their roster is accepting applications.

Hubbard

Hubbard currently only uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have court-sponsored ENE. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Isanti

Prospective ENE Providers
 

PICK: The Combined PICK (Pine-Isanti-Chisago-Kanabec County) Program requires providers to be willing to travel to each of their four counties to perform ENEs, in addition to other criteria. If you are interested in applying, please review the PICK program policies and guidelines and contact the State ECM/ENE Program Manager to be put on the waiting list for an invitation to apply to the PICK ENE Roster.  Applications are accepted only when requested from the next prospective ENE provider on the waiting list.
 

Current ENE Providers

 

10th District

10th District Tips/Checklist for Successful ENE Process
10th District ENE Evaluator's Report - (Word Version)
Request for Order Extending Timeline for ENE and Order - (Word Version)
10th District Tips for E-Filing ENE-Related Documents
10th District ENE Program Policies Regarding SharePoint Availability
SharePoint Calendar Technical Support for 10th District ENE/ECM Providers
Contact the 10th District ENE Program Coordinator

PICK (Pine, Chisago, Isanti and Kanabec Counties)
PICK ICMC Data Sheet - (Word Version)
PICK ICMC Data Sheet Instructions
PICK Participants' Survey
PICK Program Policies and Guidelines
PICK FENE Memo of Understanding* - (Word Version)
PICK SENE Memo of Understanding* - (Word Version)
*Memos of Understanding are provided as an option for providers—no specific form is required to be used.
 

Itasca

Itasca County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Jackson

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Kanabec

Prospective ENE Providers
 

PICK: The Combined PICK (Pine-Isanti-Chisago-Kanabec County) Program requires providers to be willing to travel to each of their four counties to perform ENEs, in addition to other criteria. If you are interested in applying, please review the PICK program policies and guidelines and contact the State ECM/ENE Program Manager to be put on the waiting list for an invitation to apply to the PICK ENE Roster.  Applications are accepted only when requested from the next prospective ENE provider on the waiting list.
 

Current ENE Providers

 

10th District

10th District Tips/Checklist for Successful ENE Process
10th District ENE Evaluator's Report - (Word Version)
Request for Order Extending Timeline for ENE and Order - (Word Version)
10th District Tips for E-Filing ENE-Related Documents
10th District ENE Program Policies Regarding SharePoint Availability
SharePoint Calendar Technical Support for 10th District ENE/ECM Providers
Contact the 10th District ENE Program Coordinator

PICK (Pine, Chisago, Isanti and Kanabec Counties)
PICK ICMC Data Sheet - (Word Version)
PICK ICMC Data Sheet Instructions
PICK Participants' Survey
PICK Program Policies and Guidelines
PICK FENE Memo of Understanding* - (Word Version)
PICK SENE Memo of Understanding* - (Word Version)
*Memos of Understanding are provided as an option for providers—no specific form is required to be used.
 

Kandiyohi

Kandiyohi County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Kittson

Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake:These counties currently only use Initial Case Management Conferences. They do not have court-sponsored ENE but have expressed an interest in starting a combined ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in any of these counties and/or providing other support for a potential program in these counties, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Koochiching

Koochiching does not have an active ECM-ENE Program but has expressed an interest in starting a program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Lac Qui Parle

Lac Qui Parle County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Lake

Lake County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods currently only uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have court-sponsored ENE. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Le Sueur

Le Sueur does not have an active ECM-ENE Program.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Lincoln

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Lyon

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Mahnomen

Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake:These counties currently only use Initial Case Management Conferences. They do not have court-sponsored ENE but have expressed an interest in starting a combined ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in any of these counties and/or providing other support for a potential program in these counties, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Marshall

Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake:These counties currently only use Initial Case Management Conferences. They do not have court-sponsored ENE but have expressed an interest in starting a combined ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in any of these counties and/or providing other support for a potential program in these counties, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Martin

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

McLeod

McLeod/Sibley: Anyone interested in being an Early Neutral Evaluator in McLeod or Sibley County should submit a letter of interest and eligibility to Scott Nokes.  To be placed on the roster for McLeod and Sibley counties you must be willing to abide by the fee structure and meet their roster criteria.  When funds are available, after completing SENEs for two IFP parties in a year, providers' subsequent IFP cases are subsidized.
 

Meeker

Meeker County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Mille Lacs

Mille Lacs does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Morrison

Morrison does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify theState Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Mower

Mower County does not have an active ECM-ENE Program but has expressed an interest in starting a program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Murray

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Nicollet

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Nobles

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Norman

Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake:These counties currently only use Initial Case Management Conferences. They do not have court-sponsored ENE but have expressed an interest in starting a combined ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in any of these counties and/or providing other support for a potential program in these counties, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Olmsted

Olmsted County accepts Applications on a continuing basis. Please verify you meet their Criteria before submitting an application.

Otter Tail

Otter Tail County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Pennington

Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake:These counties currently only use Initial Case Management Conferences. They do not have court-sponsored ENE but have expressed an interest in starting a combined ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in any of these counties and/or providing other support for a potential program in these counties, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Pine

Prospective ENE Providers
 

PICK: The Combined PICK (Pine-Isanti-Chisago-Kanabec County) Program requires providers to be willing to travel to each of their four counties to perform ENEs, in addition to other criteria. If you are interested in applying, please review the PICK program policies and guidelines and contact the State ECM/ENE Program Manager to be put on the waiting list for an invitation to apply to the PICK ENE Roster.  Applications are accepted only when requested from the next prospective ENE provider on the waiting list.
 

Current ENE Providers

 

10th District

10th District Tips/Checklist for Successful ENE Process
10th District ENE Evaluator's Report - (Word Version)
Request for Order Extending Timeline for ENE and Order - (Word Version)
10th District Tips for E-Filing ENE-Related Documents
10th District ENE Program Policies Regarding SharePoint Availability
SharePoint Calendar Technical Support for 10th District ENE/ECM Providers
Contact the 10th District ENE Program Coordinator

PICK (Pine, Chisago, Isanti and Kanabec Counties)
PICK ICMC Data Sheet - (Word Version)
PICK ICMC Data Sheet Instructions
PICK Participants' Survey
PICK Program Policies and Guidelines
PICK FENE Memo of Understanding* - (Word Version)
PICK SENE Memo of Understanding* - (Word Version)
*Memos of Understanding are provided as an option for providers—no specific form is required to be used.
 

Pipestone

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Polk

Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake:These counties currently only use Initial Case Management Conferences. They do not have court-sponsored ENE but have expressed an interest in starting a combined ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in any of these counties and/or providing other support for a potential program in these counties, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Pope

Pope County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Ramsey

Ramsey's roster is currently closed but opens periodically. A public notice will be posted here when their roster opens next.  Please see their last Public Notice for more details their previous roster criteria, which is subject to change in the future.

Red Lake

Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake:These counties currently only use Initial Case Management Conferences. They do not have court-sponsored ENE but have expressed an interest in starting a combined ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in any of these counties and/or providing other support for a potential program in these counties, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Redwood

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Renville

Renville County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Rice

 Rice County does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Rock

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Roseau

Roseau currently only uses Initial Case Management Conferences but does not have court-sponsored ENE. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Scott

Carver/Scott: To be add to the Financial Early Neutral Evaluator (FENE) and/or Social Early Neutral Evaluator (SENE) roster in Scott and/or Carver Counties, proof of applicable ENE training and proof of Rule 114 Qualified Status is required.  Applications are accepted on an on-going basis, and Carver and Scott update their rosters two to three times a year, depending when/how many people are requesting to be added.  Email the requested proofs of training and status to Mary Johnson along with your contact information and whether you are requesting addition to the SENE, FENE, or both rosters.

Sherburne

Prospective ENE Providers
 

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. Please review Sherburne's roster criteria and program policies and guidelines before applying. Applications will be pooled and considered, if space available on the roster warrants, in January and July of each year. The best applicants will be selected from those applications available at the time the pooled applications are considered.
 

Current ENE Providers

 

10th District

10th District Tips/Checklist for Successful ENE Process
10th District ENE Evaluator's Report - (Word Version)
Request for Order Extending Timeline for ENE and Order - (Word Version)
10th District Tips for E-Filing ENE-Related Documents
10th District ENE Program Policies Regarding SharePoint Availability
SharePoint Calendar Technical Support for 10th District ENE/ECM Providers
Contact the 10th District ENE Program Coordinator

Sherburne
Sherburne ICMC Data Sheet – (Word Version)
Sherburne Law Library Referral Form – (Word Version)
Sherburne ENE Confidentiality Agreement  – (Word Version)
Sherburne ENE Program Policies and Guidelines

Sherburne FENE Scheduling Letter – (Word Version)
Sherburne SENE Scheduling Letter – (Word Version)
Sherburne Statement of Assets-Liabilities-Income – (Word Version)
Sherburne FENE Memo of Understanding* – (Word Version)
Sherburne SENE Memo of Understanding* – (Word Version)
*Memos of Understanding are provided as an option for provider; no specific form is required to be used.

Sibley

McLeod/Sibley: Anyone interested in being an Early Neutral Evaluator in McLeod or Sibley County should submit a letter of interest and eligibility to Scott Nokes.  To be placed on the roster for McLeod and Sibley counties you must be willing to abide by the fee structure and meet their roster criteria.  When funds are available, after completing SENEs for two IFP parties in a year, providers' subsequent IFP cases are subsidized.
 

St. Louis Duluth

Applications for SENE and FENE Rosters are considered by St. Louis-Duluth on an on-going basis.

St. Louis Hibbing

The St. Louis-Hibbing Courthouse does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager .

St. Louis Virginia

St. Louis County Virginia Courthouse does not have an ECM/ENE Program. To express interest in providing support to start a program, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Stearns

Stearns does not have an active ECM-ENE Program but has expressed an interest in starting a program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Steele

Steele does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Stevens

Stevens County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Swift

Swift County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Todd

Todd does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify theState Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Traverse

Traverse County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Wabasha

Wabasha does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Wadena

Wadena does not have an active ECM-ENE Program. If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county and/or providing other support for a potential program in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Waseca

Waseca County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Washington

Prospective ENE Providers
 

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. The SENE and FENE rosters are open to anyone who has either (a) completed formal training for SENE/FENE or (b) is currently on the SENE/FENE roster for Anoka, Hennepin, or Ramsey counties. Those persons interested in being included on either or both of the Washington County ENE rosters should submit a letter or email to Court Administration, attention Deb Lepper, stating that they are qualified under (a) or (b) above. Please note that you will be responsible for determining your SENE partners and conveying that information to the Court Administrator for inclusion on the SENE partnering list.
 

Current ENE Providers

 

10th District

10th District Tips/Checklist for Successful ENE Process
10th District ENE Evaluator's Report - (Word Version)
Request for Order Extending Timeline for ENE and Order - (Word Version)
10th District Tips for E-Filing ENE-Related Documents
10th District ENE Program Policies Regarding SharePoint Availability
SharePoint Calendar Technical Support for 10th District ENE/ECM Providers
Contact the 10th District ENE Program Coordinator

Washington
Washington ICMC Data Sheet
 

Watonwan

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan: Applications for the SENE, FENE, and MSC Rosters are considered by the 5th District Early Neutral Evaluation-Collaborative Resources Coordinator on an on-going basis.

Wilkin

Wilkin County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

Winona

Prospective ENE Providers
 

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications will be pooled and considered as space available on the roster warrants. The best applicants will be selected from those applications available at the time the pooled applications are considered. Providers who were on the roster prior to February 2017 must reapply.  New roster criteria became effective February 16, 2017.  Accepted applicants will have one year from the date of acceptance to complete their ride-alongs and be added to the Rule 114 Family Law Mediators and Evaluators rosters but must submit a letter with their application stating their intent to do so.

Winona would like to add more FENE and SENE providers of both gender but has an extra high need for male SENE and FENE providers.

Wright

Prospective ENE Providers
 

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis.  Please review Wright's roster criteria and program policies and guidelines before applying.  Applications will be pooled and considered, if space available on the roster warrants, in January and July of each year. The best applicants will be selected from those applications available at the time the pooled applications are considered.
 

Current ENE Providers

 

10th District

10th District Tips/Checklist for Successful ENE Process
10th District ENE Evaluator's Report - (Word Version)
Request for Order Extending Timeline for ENE and Order - (Word Version)
10th District Tips for E-Filing ENE-Related Documents
10th District ENE Program Policies Regarding SharePoint Availability
SharePoint Calendar Technical Support for 10th District ENE/ECM Providers
Contact the 10th District ENE Program Coordinator

Wright
Wright ICMC Data Sheet – (Word Version)
Wright ECM/ENE Program Policies and Guidelines

Yellow Medicine

Yellow Medicine County is considering updating its roster.  If you have an interest in applying to serve as an ENE Provider in this county, please notify the State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager.

For general questions about ECM/ENE, contact:
Angel Lussier, State Family ECM/ENE Program Manager
 
The following presentation will provide you with information about the Initial Case Management Conference: