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

Officials don't know what sex offenders deserve

Administrators said program lacks the staff and funding to determine if certain sex offenders should be released.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 11:21 PM

Minnesota official sees progress in sex offender program

In federal court, state Human Services chief Lucinda Jesson cites reforms in a system that is targeted in a lawsuit.

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 01:42 PM

Sex offender describes cycle of despair inside MSOP

Even though he has never been convicted of a sex crime as an adult, Craig Bolte has been confined at...

Updated: February 19, 2015, - 08:30 PM

Nobody ever released, witness says at MSOP trial

A convicted molester decried the state’s treatment program, testifying that it fosters hopelessness.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 09:53 PM

State's disabled asking: Where's the money?

Despite long waits and few services, millions in state and federal dollars unspent

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 10:04 PM

Walker Methodist Health Center resident sexually assaulted by caregiver, state reports

The assault comes as the state experiences a surge in maltreatment complaints at nursing homes.

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 11:47 PM

Trial testing Minnesota's sex offender commitment program begins in St. Paul

“Monumental” case could lead to dramatic treatment reforms.

Updated: February 09, 2015, - 09:31 PM

At county jail, social workers hope to stop the revolving door

New Hennepin County effort aims to break recidivism cycle.

Updated: February 09, 2015, - 08:07 PM

Obituary: Alexander 'Buzz' Bainbridge, ski industry pioneer, marketing genius

“You have to understand,” the ebullient old man would say to his grandchildren. “We are show people.”The old man was...

Updated: January 31, 2015, - 10:49 PM

Review: 'The Devil Is Here in These Hills,' by James Green

nonfiction: An ambitious, vivid account of four decades of violent conflict to unionize West Virginia’s coal mines.

Updated: January 31, 2015, - 09:40 AM

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