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 suspended 

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. For questions about communicating with residents, please contact the Adult Corrections Facility at 612-596-0001. 

County Home School
Residents can video chat with guardians. Residents can send and receive mail. Residents can make phone calls daily. For questions about communicating with residents, please contact the County Home School at 612-596-0550. 

Juvenile Detention Center
Residents can video chat with guardians. Residents can send and receive mail. Residents are able to make phone calls daily. For questions about communicating with residents, please contact the Juvenile Detention Center at 612-348-8122.

Program changes 

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)
Resuming adult STS operations on June 22, 2020. Additional health and safety measures required for clients. Juvenile STS remains suspended until further notice. More information

Community Productive Day program 
Suspended until further notice. More information

One-Day DWI program
Program being facilitated virtually, 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. Please 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.

Clients can continue to visit office locations not listed below, 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. 

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

Social distance

Maintain 6 feet/2 meters of social 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

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 

No upcoming events at this time.

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