Community Services


Working together to strengthen our community.


A safe and stable community with efficient and adequate resources.


The department values include commitment to service, excellence, accountability, empowerment, integrity, respect, and teamwork.

Please Help Us Better Serve You!

What kind of services and options would you like to see available online?  Please participate in our 3 Question Survey.  Your input matters!


The BLADE/Opioid Coalition invites community members/agencies to advance collaborative, community-based work through a funding opportunity that will impact one or more of the following strategies:

  1. Expand capacity of programs targeting families impacted by substance use disorder with a focus on increasing reunification rates and safe placement options, or providing focused education and outreach for children in foster care whose primary reason for placement is parental substance use.
  2. Funding and support for schools to be trained on implementation of curriculum such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Healthy, Positive Outcomes, Substance Use Disorders, and Positive Community Norms; or integrate targeted outreach within existing school departments focused on high-risk priority groups and vulnerable families.
  3. Integration and strengthening of services and treatment of substance use disorder, mental health and primary care throughout the criminal justice system

To learn more about the process and how to apply, please click here.

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Additional Info...

  • For NETStudy 2.0 Fingerprinting by appointment ONLY - Community Services Building, 204 Laurel Street Brainerd, MN 56401.
  • For all other public fingerprinting by appointment ONLY - Judicial Center Jail entrance, 313 Laurel Street Brainerd, MN 56401.

Community Services is now able to process NETStudy 2.0 background studies to include fingerprinting for the purposes of child care licensing.

Available: Monday through Friday (except holidays) by appointment only.  Pre-enroll and schedule a fingerprint appointment with the IdentoGO link below or call 844-539-5541.

To complete a study the individual must have the authorization form (initiated by the employer of agency), fees paid, and a photo ID.