Abused Children Advisory Council
Function: Advises the commissioner of corrections on all matters relating to the Corrections Department's funding of abused children programs in Minnesota, other than purely administrative matters. The council advises on grants-related planning, development, data collection, rulemaking, funding and evaluation of programs. The advisory council shall serve as a liaison between the Commissioner of Corrections and organizations that provide services to abused children, and serves as an advocate within the Department of Corrections for the rights of abused children.
Established by 1994 Minn. Laws Chap. 552, mandated under Minn. Stat. 611A.365. Statute renumbered as Minn. Stat. 119A.23 and repealed by 2001 Sp. Minn. Laws Chap. 3 Art. 2 Sec. 18. Reestablished in 2001 Sp. Minn. Laws Chap 3 Art. 2 Sec. 7 as the Children's Advisory Council.
The council expires June 30, 2001.
12 members (6 positions will be reserved for persons who are not service providers in community or governmental organizations (persons not affiliated with grantee or potential grantee programs) that provide services to abused children); 6 members of the council shall be residents of the seven county metro area and six members shall be residents of Greater Minnesota; membership must include one member from the Department of Human Services Child Protection Unit). The Department of Corrections seeks to ensure that the advisory council membership reflects diversity with respect to race, age, sexual orientation and disability. Two-year terms. No member may serve on the advisory council for more than two consecutive terms.
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