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

Serial rapist avoids sanctions for destruction of 'fantasy logs'

The ruling deals a blow to the Attorney General Lori Swanson's efforts to portray a convicted serial rapist, Thomas Duvall, as dishonest and manipulative.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 12:19 AM

Trial on constitutionality of sex offender program set for February

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

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 11:37 PM

Deaths at 2 senior homes highlight sharp rise in abuse, neglect

Reports of maltreatment in nursing homes nearly tripled from 2010 to 2013.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 12:10 AM

Care aides get little to no training for life-and-death tasks

Many PCAs say they feel overwhelmed and unqualified as they struggle to help patients with serious illnesses and disabilities. In Minnesota, more than 100,000 care assistants serve some 36,000 vulnerable patients,

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 06:58 AM

Judge won't allow release of sex offender

In denying motion, court raised concerns about a systemic failure in Minnesota’s treatment of sex offenders after prison time.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 09:56 PM

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: August 07, 2014, - 12:19 PM

State tests new fingerprinting system for checking caregivers

An ambitious effort to intensify criminal background checks for tens of thousands of Minnesota caregivers will roll out this month as state officials respond to reports that people with criminal histories were caring for the elderly and other vulnerable populations.

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 09:24 AM

Feb. 2: Tighter screening being sought for Minnesota's caregivers

Fingerprints and computer checks would bolster a “flawed” system of background checks.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 11:07 PM

For mental health patients, an unmarked ride to psychiatric care

Local authorities and companies across Minnesota are testing ways to transport mental health patients without stigma of flashing lights.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 10:02 PM

24-year-old likely to be released soon from Minn. sex offender program

During federal court hearing for a young sex offender, the state commits to “expedited process.”

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 09:36 PM

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