Child Protection

Nicollet County Children’s Services works within state and federal guidelines and mandates to protect the children of Nicollet County from abuse and neglect. Children’s Services staff provides services to families who are having a difficult time parenting their children. These services include assessment of the current situation and case management, if necessary. Social Services staff will coordinate necessary programs and services relevant to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children.

Child Welfare Services

Child Welfare Services are offered in the areas of service that include:

  • Help with parenting issues/techniques
  • Minor parents
  • Parent support outreach service

School Social Workers

Nicollet County Social Services contributes towards the funding of social work positions in Nicollet and St.Peter school districts. These positions support and nurture the children and families in each of the school districts. These school social workers have a close working relationship with the children and family unit / social services which contributes to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children in Nicollet County.