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‚Äźoffense. 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 has implemented several changes to our facilities, programs and probation offices to help ensure the health and safety of our clients, residents and staff. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Visiting residents at our facilities

Our department has made temporary changes to 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. Additional communication options have been made available to residents. Information for each facility can be found below. 

Adult Corrections Facility

Video visiting available at the facility. Residents can make phone calls. Residents can send and receive mail. For questions about communicating with residents, please contact the Adult Corrections Facility at 612-596-0001.

County Home School

In-person visiting available Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with a pre-scheduled appointment. To schedule a visit, please contact the County Home School at 612-596-0550. Residents can also video chat and make phone calls to parents and guardians. Residents can send and receive mail. For questions about communicating with residents, please contact the County Home School at 612-596-0550. 

Juvenile Detention Center

In-person visiting available seven days a week with a pre-scheduled appointment. To schedule a visit, please contact the Juvenile Detention Center at 612-348-8122. Residents can also video chat and make phone calls to parents and guardians. Residents can send and receive mail. For questions about communicating with residents, please contact the Juvenile Detention Center at 612-348-8122.

Program and service changes 

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

Sentencing to Service (STS)

Adult and juvenile STS has resumed with limited operations seven days a week. Additional health and safety measures required for clients. More information

One-Day DWI program

Program being facilitated virtually, classes not currently available in-person. More information

Family Court Services

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

Probation office changes

Our department has temporarily suspended in-person client visits at certain probation offices to help ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff.  

Clients can continue to visit office locations not listed below, however you should first contact your probation officer if you have a scheduled visit or if you need their assistance. If you do not have your probation officer's contact information, please email POConnect@hennepin.us.

Southside Garage

  • Juvenile clients should go to the Juvenile Justice Center (590 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis).
  • Adult clients should go to the 8th floor of the A-tower in the Hennepin County Government Center.

When you visit county buildings (including all probation offices and correctional facilities)

Required face coverings

All visitors to Hennepin County buildings are required to wear face coverings that cover both mouth and nose and are secured to the head with ties or ear loops.

If you are sick

Do not enter the building if you are sick or experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Physical distance

Maintain 6 feet or 2 meters of physical distance.

Find a COVID-19 testing location near you.

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)

Reports and data

Data portal and research report library

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation is a data-driven organization, and frequently conducts studies to better serve clients.

Data portal 

The department maintains a data portal with filterable information about probation and correctional facility populations. View the department's data portal

Research report library 

The department maintains a library of published research reports that examine a variety of probation and corrections related topics. View the department's research report library

Data practices requests 

You have the right to access the department’s data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. You can look at or inspect the data for free or pay to get copies. Request data using Hennepin County’s online data request portal.

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

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 launched a Community Corrections Coalition in early 2020 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.

Community Corrections Coalition charter (PDF)

Upcoming meetings

Community Corrections Coalition public forum 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Meeting will be held virtually, join online
View agenda (PDF)

Past meetings

July 2020 public forum 
View minutes (PDF)

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