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Civil Law & the Courts

The following write-ups are produced and maintained by Minnesota House Research Department, with some links provided to other sources.

Children & Families

  • Reporting Maltreatment of Minors
    A 17-page overview of reporting maltreatment of minors as established in the Maltreatment of Minors Act. The act establishes a system for reporting possible child abuse and neglect, and its related laws and rules. July 2022.

Child Support

  • Youth and the Law
    A 135-page guidebook explaining state law and court cases that establish rights, responsibilities, and protections for youth, including information on economic protection, education, health and social services, and criminal justice. December 2020.


Laws and Legal Issues

Archived Materials

The following materials have been archived and may contain some information that is not up-to-date. "Archived" materials are no longer actively maintained by House Research Department and are generally at least five years old. Current materials are provided in the previous topics.


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