One-Day DWI Program

The One-Day DWI Program is an alternative sanction for clients convicted of a first-time DWI. The program is only for clients with DWI cases in Hennepin County.

The program provides a prompt and consistent response to prevent repeat offenses. Participants attend programming that combines:

  • Alcohol education
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Self-assessment
  • Victim impact panel

Register by phone

One-Day DWI program classes are currently being facilitated virtually. To register for a class, please contact us at 612-348-3665.

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COVID-19 information

One-Day DWI program facilitated virtually

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation is temporarily facilitating virtual One-Day DWI program classes to help ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff. At this time, in-person classes are not being offered. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Program registration and questions 

To register for a virtual class, or if you have questions about the program, please contact us at 612-348-3665.

Fees and payment 

The One-Day DWI program fee is $385 ($260 for public defender clients).

  • Payment options include:

    • Credit/debit card - to make a payment, call the Fee Line at 612-348-5179

    • Check (made out to Hennepin County Treasurer)

    • Money order (made out to Hennepin County Treasurer)

  • Please include your case number and social security number with payment.

Paying by mail

Paying by mail requires that the payment be submitted three weeks in advance of the class. Payments can be mailed to:

Hennepin County Treasurer
P.O. Box 15171
Minneapolis, MN 55415-0171

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