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Policy and Procedure Development
The Conference of Chief Judges (CCJ) of Judicial Council, which is made up of chief judges, assistant chief judges and administrators from the ten judicial districts, has policy authority for the GAL program.
The Program Workgroup reviews proposals from the GAL Managers group, and others, and approves bringing procedures and policies forward to the CCJ or Judicial Council for final review and approval. The Supreme Court issues the Rules of GAL Procedure and takes an active interest in ensuring high-quality child representation for abused children in Minnesota's trial courts.
www.casamn.org PO Box 17358 - Minneapolis, MN 55417-0358 - 612-728-5930 - email: email@example.com
CASANet CASAnet is a website for the CASA & GAL Network
National CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) National CASA Association • 100 W. Harrison - North Tower Suite 500 Seattle WA 98119 • 1.800.628.3233 • Fax: 206.270.0078
(CJI) Children's Justice Initiative 651-297-7587 * 105 Minnesota Judicial Center * 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. * Saint Paul, MN 55155
Cornerstone Advocacy Service 952-884-0376 Deals with abuse and battering cases through a sheltering program, children's' and adults' support groups, and volunteer community education programs.
Dads Make a Difference 651-704-2062 A paternity education project in which older teens teach middle school students about the importance of fathers in children's lives.
East Side Neighborhood Service 651-781-6011 Information, referral, and advocacy program for young mothers and fathers. Works on an individual basis and in support groups to empower young parents according to their needs. Serves parents under 25 years old living in northeast and southeast Minneapolis.
Father's and Families Initiative Project 651-228-3292 Prepares fathers in reconnecting with their children financially, emotionally, legally and physically.
MELD for Young Dads (Minnesota Early Learning Design) 612-332-7563 Provides peer-facilitated parenting education and support for young mothers and fathers, as well as the Hmong community, the deaf or hard of hearing, and people with special needs.
Minnesota Child Advocates Hotline 1-800-626-6108 or 612-871-1473 Provides information on child advocacy action and legislation.
R-KIDS (Remember - Kids in Divorce Settlements) 770-6164 Nonprofit organization that lobbies the Minnesota Legislature on behalf of children of divorce. Members are primarily non-custodial parents, second spouses, and grandparents.
Volunteer Lawyers Network 612-339-9139 Provides pro bono legal services to clients below the federal poverty level.
Attorney General's Office 651-296-3353 or 1-800-657-3787 Accepts constituent comments.
Association for Children for Enforcement of Support (ACES)
Local Organization: 651-458-9482 phbunchCG@aol.com
A non-profit group advocating for the custodial parents of children in the child support system.
Child Support Enforcement Division 651-296-2542 or www.childsupport.dhs.state.mn.us
Minnesota state office of child support. You may use the State's website to check your child support case on-line.
Children's Defense Fund 651-227-6121 Involved in policy analysis, research, and collecting statistics. Provides no direct child support services.
Governor's Office 651-296-0047 Accepts constituent comments.
Minnesota County Attorneys Association 651-641-1600 Publishes Child Support Code handbook, educates Minnesota county attorneys on child support laws, and advocates on child support issues at the legislature.
Minnesota House of Representatives Information 1-800-657-3550 or 651-296-2146 Directs the public to information on legislators, bills, and laws, and publishes educational materials and directories.
Minnesota Senate Information 651-296-0504 Provides services similar to Minnesota House of Representatives Information.
Office of the Legislative Auditor Guardians ad Litem Program Evaluation (1995) Executive Summary www.auditor.leg.state.mn.us/ped/1995/GUARDSUM.HTM
Minnesota Office of the Revior of Statues