Carver County Attorney's Office
Jennifer Christensen is the Juvenile Division Manager in the Carver County Attorney’s Office, prosecuting juvenile delinquency and child protection cases. She joined the Juvenile Division as an Assistant County Attorney in 2008, and handles a variety of cases for the division. This includes matters ranging from petty offenses, such as curfew violations, to felony level delinquency offenses. Christensen also works with the social services agency in bringing actions to protect abused and neglected children. These actions can include petitions to address children truant from school, children in need of protection and services petitions to serve abused and neglected children, and petitions to terminate parental rights.
Christensen is a member of the MCAA Juvenile Law Committee, Carver County Children’s Justice Initiative, the Carver County Child Mortality Review Board, the Carver County Child Protection Consultation Team, and the Carver County Child Protection Investigations Team. She also consults with and provides advice to law enforcement and other county agencies.
Download session presentation Effective MDTs rely on each team member’s willingness to share relevant information about a case—but what does the law say about sharing information that may be confidential or private? When responding to reports of child maltreatment, coordination is critical to providing the most supportive, effective service delivery for families. This session will […]