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Child Protection Matters

The following case types fall under Children in need of Protection or Services (CHIPS)

  • Delinquency Under 10
  • Educational Neglect
  • Runaway
  • Truancy
  • Voluntary placement (Other) 
  • Voluntary Placement (EE DD)
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Parental Notification of Abortion

A Petition for Children in Need of Protection and or Services (CHIPS) is filed with District Court by the State. The Petition is served on the parties in the case either at the time of the Protective Care Hearing or before the hearing by a Deputy Sheriff.

The petition will set forth the allegations that brought the family to the attention of the Dakota County Social Services Department.