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119A.01 Establishment; purpose; and goals.

Subdivision 1. Repealed, 2003 c 130 s 13

Subd. 2. Renumbered 120A.02, paragraph (a)

Subd. 3. Purpose. The purpose in creating the department is to increase the capacity of Minnesota communities to measurably improve the well-being of children and families by:

(1) coordinating and integrating state funded and locally administered family and children programs;

(2) improving flexibility in the design, funding, and delivery of programs affecting children and families;

(3) providing greater focus on strategies designed to prevent problems affecting the well-being of children and families;

(4) enhancing local decision making, collaboration, and the development of new governance models;

(5) improving public accountability through the provision of research, information, and the development of measurable program outcomes;

(6) increasing the capacity of communities to respond to the whole child by improving the ability of families to gain access to services;

(7) encouraging all members of a community to nurture all the children in the community;

(8) supporting parents in their dual roles as breadwinners and parents; and

(9) reducing the condition of poverty for families and children through comprehensive, community-based strategies.

HIST: 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 1; 1997 c 162 art 3 s 1; 2003 c 130 s 2,12

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