The Social Services department is governed by Dakota County in Minnesota. It provides health assessment and case management to people who are vulnerable due to age and disability. The department offers child protection, abuse evaluation, child care licensing, adoption and long-term care services. It serves children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health issues. The Social Services department operates the Crisis Response Unit, which offers 24-hour crisis intervention services. It also manages a local advisory council for children's mental health. The Dakota County government operates capital planning & project management, community corrections, employee relations, public health and financial services departments.