Child Protection

The Stevens County Child Protection Team works within state and federal guidelines and mandates to protect the children of Stevens County from abuse and neglect. When children are harmed or neglected by the people who are responsible for their care, the county has a responsibility to act to ensure their safety.

Reporting Abuse

If you know or suspect that a child is in immediate danger, call 911 right away.

During business hours:
call 320-208-6600 and ask to speak to an intake worker

Email Intake
(this email is not checked outside of business hours) 
fax: 320-585-2954

after business hours: 
Call Stevens County Dispatch: 320-208-6500
fax: 320-585-2954 

Voluntary Reporting

Anyone may voluntarily report suspected child abuse or neglect. Persons who work with children or families are legally required to report suspected child abuse or neglect.

Mandated Reporting

Minnesota law mandates that any person whose job involves working professionally with children and who has reason to believe that a child is being neglected or physically or sexually abused shall immediately report the suspected incident to local police or child protection agency.

For more information on mandated reporting, read: A Resource Guide for Mandated Reporters (PDF)