Chris Serres

Reporter | Social Services
Phone: 612-673-4308
Chris Serres covers social services for the Star Tribune. He writes about issues affecting society's most vulnerable populations, including the poor, elderly, mentally ill and people with cognitive and physical disabilities. He is married and has two children, Dominic, 12, and Emmanuelle, 10. He has been a newspaper reporter for 20 years.

Recent content from Chris Serres

Minnesota falters in fight against home care fraud

Once a leader in preventing Medicaid theft, Minnesota now lags in prosecuting fraudulent home-care workers.

Updated: December 28, 2014, - 06:43 AM

The marketing of home care has shifted into high gear

The once-amicable and highly local business of home caregiving has become a multibillion-dollar industry marked by for-profit franchising and cutthroat competition.

Updated: December 14, 2014, - 06:11 AM

Rapist granted release from Minnesota sex offender program

The release of Robert Jeno, only the third offender ever discharged from the sex offender program, could prove precedent-setting.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 08:06 PM

Veteran of D.C. turnaround is new medical director of troubled state security hospital

Dr. KyleeAnn Stevens is expected to make significant changes at St. Peter facility.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 10:35 PM

Legal costs trigger belt-tightening at human services agency

“It’s never easy to cut back spending, especially in an agency where the work is so critical,” Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, above, wrote.

Updated: November 28, 2014, - 06:08 AM

New official to head Minnesota child protection efforts

The appointment of James Koppel comes amid reports of repeated failures of state’s child protection system.

Updated: November 27, 2014, - 06:18 AM

Medication flub is latest setback for state mental hospital

The Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter failed to provide prescribed medications for three mentally ill patients, including one patient...

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 10:20 AM

Experts call for expedited review of Minn. sex offender cases

Minnesota's sex offender program should begin preparing sex offenders for release as soon as they are admitted, say court-appointed experts, who are the latest to find systemic faults in the controversial system.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 10:55 PM

Sept. 17: New sex abuse claims upend release of rapist

Two men claim Thomas Duvall molested them as boys, which might have swayed experts’ opinions.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 10:34 AM

Aug. 21: Trial on constitutionality of MSOP set for February

A federal trial that could determine the constitutionality of Minnesota’s sex offender program is set for early February.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 10:32 AM

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