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

In search of change, sex offenders at Moose Lake run for office

Group at Moose Lake center aims to elect up to eight offenders to city and county positions.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 11:30 PM

State searches for solutions to alarming rise in suicides

For reasons that confound medical authorities, Minnesota’s suicide rate jumped 29 percent between 2003 and 2011, more than double the national rate of increase.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 05:40 AM

In reform effort, state hospital will give families a seat at the table

Facing intense criticism from parents and patient advocates, the state’s largest psychiatric hospital is preparing to give families much greater say in the treatment of mentally ill patients.

Updated: September 29, 2014, - 11:53 PM

Poll: Peterson should be benched until charges resolved

A majority of Minnesotans disapprove of the way Adrian Peterson disciplined his son, with nearly two-thirds saying he should be released from the Vikings or should not play until his legal case is resolved.

Updated: September 29, 2014, - 06:46 AM

Federal judge rejects state's disability reform plan

Ambitious blueprint needs more specifics, judge rules.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 07:21 AM

Oct. 31, 2013: State launches plan to improve treatment for disabled, mentally ill

Crafted by eight state agencies, the plan calls for transitioning thousands of people housed in state-run mental hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions to settings, such as Vail Place, that are less restrictive and more focused on integrating them into the community.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 08:44 PM

Aug. 7: Dayton to state agencies: Hire more disabled workers

The governor's order seeks to reverse an alarming decline in the state’s hiring of disabled people.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 08:44 PM

Sept. 4: Judge expands court oversight of disability reforms

In a harshly worded ruling critical of the state Department of Human Services, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank granted broad new powers to a court monitor, saying delays “can no longer be tolerated."

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 08:43 PM

Sept. 17: New abuse allegations upend planned release of Minn. sex offender

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

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 11:02 AM

Official U-turn in release of Minnesota serial rapist

Thomas Duvall, 58, a rapist who has admitted to attacking at least 60 women, dropped his petition for provisional discharge from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) on Monday after both the Human Services commissioner and assistant Hennepin County attorney filed letters to the court last week saying they opposed Duvall’s provisional discharge.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 10:14 AM

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