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

Eligibility for public programs not properly checked, state review finds

A legislative auditor’s report fueled calls to scrutinize enrollees.

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 11:17 PM

Minnesota moves to restructure care for the disabled

Department of Human Services faces $19 million shortfall, but families of disabled adults worry about impact.

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 10:46 PM

Union, workers: Staffing shortage contributed to suicide at state facility

The suicide Sunday night of a mentally ill, chemically dependent patient at the state facility will be investigated by an independent examiner, state officials said.

Updated: March 13, 2015, - 11:47 AM

Rape survivor warns against releasing sex offenders

Tom McCartney, who survived a horrific double rape, says the state should lock away offenders forever — or execute them

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 10:56 PM

Reforms are taking hold in Minnesota's sex offender program, officials testify

State defends its programming in trial challenging treatment center’s constitutionality.

Updated: March 06, 2015, - 07:27 AM

Minnesota comes to the aid of opioid-exposed babies

Hennepin County effort is seen as a model for state.

Updated: March 05, 2015, - 06:04 AM

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

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