Advises the Fillmore County Human Services on matters involving adult and child protection, mental health, guardianships and conservatorships, and administration of various types of public assistance. Prosecutes Child in need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) cases, Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) cases, guardianship and conservatorship cases, Mentally Ill or Chemically Dependent cases, Mentally Ill and Dangerous cases, Sex Offender Commitment cases, and representation on Administrative Licensing suspensions or revocations. Pursuant to Minn. Stat. 388.051, the County Attorney gives legal opinions and advice to the Fillmore County Board.
Under federal law (Part D Title IV of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. sec. 651 et seq.), Minnesota maintains a county-based child support enforcement program providing services in both public assistance and non-public assistance cases. The Fillmore County Attorney's Office provides legal services for the Fillmore County Child Support and Recovery Unit, the public authority for child support in Fillmore County.