Community corrections and rehabilitation

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation works to enhance community safety, promote community restoration, and reduce the risk of re‐offense. Department staff serve Hennepin County at more than 20 service locations ranging from correctional facilities to probation reporting offices and occupational training centers, delivering sustainable correctional services to more than 26,000 adult and juvenile clients. It is the largest community corrections organization in Minnesota.

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COVID-19 information

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation is committed to providing services during this time of ambiguity and quickly evolving needs. Many of our facilities, programs and locations continue to operate with limited service impacts. Changes to facilities, programs and locations can be found below. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In-person visiting 

Our department has temporarily suspended all in-person visits at the Adult Corrections Facility, Juvenile Detention Center, and the County Home School, to help ensure the health and safety of our residents and staff. Alternative communication information for each facility can be found below. 

Adult Corrections Facility
Residents can send and receive mail. Residents can make phone calls daily; all call fees have been waived.

County Home School
Residents can send and receive mail. Residents can make phone calls daily.

Juvenile Detention Center
Residents can send and receive mail. Residents are able to make phone calls daily.

Programs

Our department, in coordination with district courts, has temporarily suspended or altered certain programs to help ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff.

Sentencing to Service (STS)
Suspended until until April 15, 2020. More information

Community Productive Day program 
Suspended until until April 15, 2020. More information

One-Day DWI program
Suspended until until April 15, 2020. More information

Family Court Services
Family Court Services staff continue to conduct business by phone during normal business hours, the office is temporarily closed. More information

Probation offices

Our department has temporarily closed certain probation offices to help ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff. Please contact your probation officer by phone if you have a scheduled visit or if you need their assistance. Office locations not listed below will remain open, however the lobby will be locked and clients will need to use the intercom or bell to gain access. 

Health Services Building 
Clients should go to the Juvenile Justice Center (626 S. 6th St., Minneapolis).

Southside Garage
Juvenile clients should go to the Juvenile Justice Center (626 S. 6th St., Minneapolis). Adult clients should go to the 8th floor of the A-tower in the Hennepin County Government Center.

3rd floor of the A-tower in the Hennepin County Government Center
Clients should go to the 11th floor of the A-tower in the Hennepin County Government Center. 

The Farm
Clients should go to the Probation Center North (4340 Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis). 

Career and volunteer opportunities

Jobs

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation is an equity-focused, client-centered and employee-driven department with more than 950 staff working in a variety of jobs. View current job opportunities with our department.

Volunteer opportunities

More than 400 volunteers fulfill a variety of important roles in our department including leading groups, tutoring clients, and acting as mentors or role models. Volunteering provides an opportunity for people of all ages and interests to get involved in their community. View current volunteer openings in our department.

Internships

Internships are vital to Hennepin County's workforce development strategy. Every student that enters our doors represents a chance to inspire a new generation of public service leaders. On average, our department hosts 35 to 40 interns per year. For more information about internships, please email Hannah Dietrich, Workforce Development manager, at hannah.dietrich@hennepin.us.

Organizational chart for department (PDF)

Facilities, programs and locations

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation serves more than 26,000 adult and juvenile clients in over 20 locations throughout Hennepin County. Learn more about how we serve our clients by clicking the links below.

Facilities

Our correctional facilities provide safe, secure, and healthy environments for residents who are either waiting for court disposition or placement, or who have been sentenced or committed by the courts. Each facility provides residents with a wide array of educational programming and support services focused on successful return to the community.

Adult Corrections Facility

Juvenile Detention Center

County Home School

Our department has a zero-tolerance policy for incidents of sexual abuse, misconduct and harassment. Report an incident of sexual abuse, misconduct or harassment that occurred in one of our facilities.

Programs

Sentencing to Service

Electronic Home Monitoring

Community Productive Day program

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

Family Court Services

One-day DWI program

Probation

Our probation divisions provide a wide-array of services, including pre-sentence investigations, supervision, supports and other assistance to our criminal justice partners, clients, and families engaged in Hennepin County's justice system. Probation officers work closely with clients and community organizations to enhance community safety, promote community restoration, and reduce the risk of re-offense.

Adult Probation

Juvenile Probation

Find a probation location

Community engagement and upcoming events

Community corrections coalition

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation recently developed a Community Corrections Coalition to advise and influence policies and practices, particularly as they relate to racial disparities and service gaps, as well as to support the building of relationships between community members and the department. This group includes a diverse group of members. For more information about the Community Corrections Coalition, please email Shawn Sorrell, Diversity and Equal Justice manager, at shawn.sorrell@hennepin.us.

Upcoming events 

Community corrections coalition meeting
Tuesday, January 28, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
NorthPoint Conference Center, Room 5205
Learn more.

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