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Community corrections and rehabilitation data portal

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation is a data-driven organization, utilizing a variety of information to better serve its clients and residents. These data portals include filterable information about client demographics, probation violations, and out of home placement. 

The data portals are updated every 24 hours.

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About the data

Most client and resident information is collected when someone enters a correctional facility or begins probation. 

Probation data

The data on the probation pages includes both pre- and post-adjudication clients. Pre-adjudication (before a conviction) clients include those who are out of jail on conditional release or a detention alternative, such as Electronic Home Monitoring. Post-adjudication (after a conviction) clients include those who have been sentenced to traditional probation, as well as those who have been sentenced to Sentencing to Service or the One-day DWI program.

Probation vs. parole

The data on the parole page includes clients who are on supervised release, or more commonly known as parole. In Minnesota, many individuals who are in a state prison are eligible for supervised release after they have served the mandatory two-thirds of their sentence. The remaining one-third of their sentence is served on supervised release. While on supervised release, clients are supervised by agents in our department, and they must adhere to guidelines set by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Correctional facility data

The data on the correctional facility pages includes all in house residents. Residents who have been sentenced to a detention alternative, such as Electronic Home Monitoring, are not counted in this data. Individuals who are in the Hennepin County jail — or adult detention facility — are not counted in this data; that facility is operated by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.

Data FAQ

Who is a client?

A client is someone who is on adult probation, adult parole or juvenile probation in Hennepin County.

Who is a resident?

A resident is someone who is at the Adult Corrections Facility, Youth Residential Treatment Center or Juvenile Detention Center.

Within the 'highest sentenced charge' category, who is included in the 'blank' filter?

All pre-adjudication probation clients are represented by a blank value in the 'highest sentenced charge' category because they have not been convicted of committing a crime. These clients are out of jail on conditional release or a detention alternative.

What is an 'in house' resident at a correctional facility?

A resident is considered 'in house' when they stay overnight at the Adult Corrections Facility. These residents may spend their full sentence at the facility, or they may have permission to leave during the day for work or school and return in the evening. All residents at the Youth Residential Treatment Center and Juvenile Detention Center are considered in house. Individuals who have been sentenced to a detention alternative, such as Electronic Home Monitoring, are not considered in house residents and therefore are not counted in this data.

What is the difference between 'maximum physical capacity' and 'functional capacity'?

'Maximum physical capacity' is the total number of residents a correctional facility can house; 'functional capacity' is the maximum number of residents a correctional facility would like to house for safety and security reasons. Functional capacity is typically 85% of a facility's physical capacity.

Why is 'median daily population' used instead of average daily population?

The number of residents in a correctional facility can change significantly day-to-day over a given period of time. The median is a statistic that is not impacted by these large changes and is preferred over the average when data may be skewed.

 

About probation and parole violations

Probation violations 

When someone is court ordered to probationby a Judgethey will have certain conditions that need to completed while under supervision. These conditions can include a variety of things such as substance abuse testing and counseling or staying law abiding, all with a focus on helping someone move forward with their life in a meaningful and productive way. However, if a client does not meet their court-ordered conditions, or if they are found guilty of committing another crime, they may receive a probation violation, depending on the type of supervision they are on and the severity of the offense.

A violation can result in a Judge revoking supervision, thus requiring someone to serve out the remainder of their sentence in custody. However, Judges, Probation Officers, and others in the justice system do not want this if there are other options. For that reason, a Judge may extend someone’s supervision, or issue an alternative punishment for the violation. 

There are two ways a client might be brought to court for a violation, one is using a summons, or a letter giving a new court date. The other is through a warrant. This dashboard includes violations submitted with a summons and a warrant.

Parole violations 

When someone is released from state prison, after serving two-thirds of their sentence, they will be placed on parole, or supervised release for the remainder of their sentence. While on parole, clients need to comply with conditions that have been set by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Similar to probation condition, these are focused on helping someone move forward with their life in a meaningful and productive way. If a client violates a condition of release than an agent—often known as a probation officercan restructure a parole violation or request a warrant, which are approved and granted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. 

This dashboard only includes violations for when a warrant was requested and a hearing was conducted.

Inter/Intrastate probation

Due to a recent system conversion, Inter/Intrastate probation violations are not included in this data portal, at this point in time. This type of probation includes clients who were convicted of a crime in a place where they do not live, and have requested to have their supervision transferred to their place of residence under the terms of the Interstate Compact Office or intrastate transfer agreements. Inter/Intrastate staff coordinate transfer referrals for clients who are convicted in other jurisdictions who either currently live in Hennepin County or want to move to the county. If a transfer is accepted, staff provide supervision for the jurisdiction where the conviction occurred.  

Data FAQ

Who is a client?

A client is someone who is on adult probation, adult parole or juvenile probation in Hennepin County. For this data portal, clients only include individuals on adult probation.

What is the difference between probation and parole?

Probation is a type of court-ordered supervision whereas parole, or supervised release, is a conditional release from prison. In Minnesota, many individuals who are in a state prison are eligible for supervised release after they have served the mandatory two-thirds of their sentence. The remaining one-third of their sentence is served on supervised release. While on supervised release, clients are supervised by agents in our department, and they must adhere to guidelines set by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

About out of home placement

Over past several years, the Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation has increased the use of community based, culturally specific service providers to better meet the needs of youth in the justice system, thus helping to reduce the use of out of home placements. If a Judge orders a youth into a residential treatment program, Juvenile Probation staff work with other juvenile justice partners, along with the family, to determine on a case-by-case scenario which provider and type of placement will best serve the youth.

All out of home placement providers, both in Minnesota and out of Minnesota, are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections and/or Minnesota Department of Human Services. Additionally, all placement locations that have Hennepin County youth at them receive monthly visits from the client’s Probation Officer, and our Juvenile Probation Quality Assurance team makes quarterly visits to those locations. These visits, along with close communication between facility staff, youth that are at a residential treatment provider, state licensing agencies, and other juvenile probation departments help ensure that Hennepin County youth are being placed at facilities that will protect their health, safety and wellbeing.

Alternative community living options

Alternative community living options are most known as group homes, which are houses--often in a community-based setting--where a small number of unrelated people in need of care, support, or supervision can live together while receiving specialized services.

Residential treatment

Residential treatment is most known as residential treatment centers, which are health care or correctional facilities where residents receive specialized services such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mental health services, and chemical health services.

Sexual health treatment

Sexual health treatment focuses on providing specialized services for adolescents related criminal sexual offences. These services can occur at residential treatment centers, as well as other facilities.

Data FAQ

Who is a client?

A client is someone who is on adult probation, adult parole or juvenile probation in Hennepin County. For this data portal, clients only include individuals on juvenile probation.

Filtering data

Each data portal is interactive and allows users to filter data using several criteria.

Filter panel

  • Each data portal page has a filter panel on the left-hand side of the page that allow users to filter data by gender and race. Some pages also allow data to be filtered by highest sentenced charge, the year and our of home placement location.
  • Multiple filters can be applied at one time.
  • To clear selected filters, use the 'reset filters' button.

Hover

  • Data on several pages can be hovered over to reveal additional information.

Click

  • Data on some pages can be clicked on to reveal additional information.

Navigation

All data portals have the option to viewed full-screen. To view a data portal in full-screen, click the full screen (double arrow) button in the bottom right corner of the data portal. To exit the full-screen view, press the esc key on your keyboard. 

Client demographic data portal 

Home page

  • Each box shows the current number of residents or clients at the corresponding correctional facility or on probation.
  • Click any of the boxes to view corresponding data for that correctional facility or probation program.
  • Use the left and right arrows at the bottom of the data portal to toggle between pages.

Correctional facility and probation pages

  • Each page will show data specific to the corresponding correctional facility or probation program.
  • The 'home' button in the lower left-hand corner of each page will bring you back to the home page.
  • Use the left and right arrows at the bottom of the data portal to toggle between pages.

Adult supervision violations data portal 

Page one shows data for probation client violations.

Page two shows data for parole, or supervised release, client violations.

Use the left and right arrows at the bottom of the data portal to toggle between pages.

Out of home placement data portal 

Page one shows data for out of home placement by quarter.

Page two shows data regarding out of home placement for Hennepin County vs national trends. 

Use the left and right arrows at the bottom of the data portal to toggle between pages.

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