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Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Focusing on permanency for African American children during Black History Month

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Lucinda Jesson, Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Human Services, appeared on KARE-11 to encourage people to consider adopting African American youth in foster care in Minnesota. Commissioner Jesson spoke of meeting one youth who, at age 17, was adopted. Commissioner Jesson also encouraged anyone interested in learning more about adoption to visit the website. During the month, Africa American youth will be featured.

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