Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) matters are handled in Juvenile court in Minnesota and involve children who are often removed from the care of their parent or parents by the County Child Protection Agency. These cases involve serious allegations including child neglect and abuse and can be very overwhelming for parents and relatives. Child protection cases are very complex and there is a lot at stake for all parties involved. Because CHIPS cases are handled in Juvenile Court, it means that there is an entirely different set of laws and rules that apply. It is important to find an attorney who is familiar with the laws, rules, and players in Juvenile Court since parents in CHIPS matters will face an experienced County Attorney with the backing and resources of the government. Whether you are a parent or a relative of a child in a CHIPS proceeding, attorney David Gapen is an experienced Child Protection lawyer and is prepared to counsel you through the process, and work to ensure that your rights are protected.