Children's Services

Children's Services

Children’s Services are provided to:

  • Families with children under the age of 18 who are experiencing neglect or abuse, and also pregnant adolescents, adolescent parents under the age of 18 and their children, and other adolescents
  • Persons, including adolescents who are under the guardianship of the commissioner of human services as state wards
  • Emotionally disturbed children and adolescents
  • Children and adolescents involved in or at risk of involvement with criminal activity
Child Protective Services

The KCSS Child Protection unit investigates reports of child abuse, which includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and educational neglect. KCSS coordinates with the Kittson County Sheriff's Department as well as with community professionals and para-professionals to determine if the report received supports that a child was abused or neglected by an action or by failure to act on the part of a caregiver or another person.  The results of the assessment will determine whether child protective services are needed.

To make a child protection report outside of our regular business hours of M-F 8:30 a. m. to 4:30 P.m., which include weekends and holidays, please call the KITTSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT at 218-843-3535 

KCSS fax # IS NOT a viable option to make a child protective report outside of KCSS' usual business hours.

Office Hours: M - F 8: 30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Phone 218-843-2689

FAX: 218-843-2607

Toll Free: 1-800-672-8026 (not answered after hours)

To file a child protection report after hours, call law enforcement at 218-843-3535.