Achieving timely legal permanency for children placed in out-of-home care due to abuse or neglect is one of the primary goals set forth by the state of Minnesota and the Department of Human Services. In recent years some counties have failed to achieve the percentage of finalized permanency cases at the targeted time intervals required by the state. A comprehensive review of one county was conducted of the 49 cases reaching permanency during 2011 and 2012 to determine if there is a correlation between certain demographic factors and/or key court dates on the length of time to achieve permanency.
Robin R. Wingo
Date of Degree
Other Capstone Project
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Holt, Michelle C., "Factors Affecting Timeliness of Permanency for Children in Out-of-Home Placement" (2013). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 856.
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