Child & Family Services
Scott County provides adoption services for families, or individuals, wanting to adopt children who are currently in the foster care system. The goal of the Adoption / Guardianship Unit is to ensure that all Scott County children whose parents’ rights were terminated are placed in a permanent adoptive home in a timely manner.
Child Care Assistance
The Child Care Assistance Program can help parents with child care costs for all children aged 12 and younger, and for children ages 13 and 14 who have special needs.
Scott County Social Services' Child Protection Unit is the public child welfare agency responsible for responding to community concerns about child safety, child well-being and family stability.
Child Support services are offered through Minnesota counties. Either parent, with or without custody of their children, may receive these services.
The Developmental Disabilities unit provides services to eligible children and adults with disabilities. Our mission is to assist persons with disabilities to find the unique and individualized supports needed to live self-determined lives within their chosen communities.
Family Resource Centers
Learn how FRCs serve as a place to connect to services, resources, and community.
Children are placed in foster care when families are having problems and children cannot safely stay in the home. Learn more about how prospective foster families can make a difference in Scott County.
Pregnancy & Parenting
Our pregnancy and parenting programs include Follow Along Screening, Minor Parent assistance and Public Health home visiting.
Together WE CAN
Together WE CAN (Work to End Child Abuse and Neglect) is a community-driven movement with the goal of ending child maltreatment within a generation. We envision a community where children are safe and thriving, and families remain intact.
The Scott County Truancy Diversion Program is a youth centered community collaborative approach that involves Social Services, Community Corrections, County Attorney’s Office, Scott County Mental Health Center and Scott County Schools.