Family Court Services is changing its name to Family Mediation and Evaluation. We are also moving from Hennepin County’s Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation to Health and Human Services.
As of January 1, 2022, this is our new name and tagline: Family Mediation and Evaluation Supporting children’s well-being in custody and parenting time arrangements The change in name and department will not change operations or services, but the changes better align the focus of our work, alternative dispute resolution services and evaluations of child custody and parenting time disputes, with the broader HHS emphasis on child well-being. This new name is more descriptive of the services we provide and makes it clearer to residents and agency partners that we are an entity of Hennepin County, and less likely to confuse us with the MN State Court’s Fourth Judicial District. We will continue to provide all the services you are currently accustomed to receiving. Likewise, we will keep all current telephone numbers and staff email addresses will remain the same. Moving forward, you will notice our new name and department on letter head, court orders, agency forms and materials, and public website.