Minnesota Department of Corrections
AUTHORITY: Minn. Stat. §241.01
PURPOSE: To provide case management services for juvenile offenders committed to the department.
POLICY: The department will provide case management services to all juvenile offenders committed to the department and admitted to MCF-RW. The offender's assigned caseworker will be responsible for providing and/or coordinating case management activities. Activities will include case history reviews, need assessments, case management plans, program progress evaluations, transition/aftercare planning, and individual and group counseling. A unit staffing team review will occur before the development of case management plans and quarterly progress reports.
MCF - Red Wing may develop instructions and operational guidelines to implement this policy.
Needs assessment - an assessment conducted prior to the development of the individual case management plan, containing psychological, educational, level of service and special needs (sex offender, substance abuse, mental health) evaluations.
Case management plan - an individualized plan consisting of programming needs, program and aftercare goals, means of goal achievement and goal outcome/progress reports.
Program progress report - quarterly report of progress toward program goal accomplishment.
Transition/aftercare report - report specifying conditions relating to transition from the facility to the community.
Staffing team - group of staff consisting of caseworkers, teachers and correctional officers who have regular contact with offenders. The staffing team reviews and approves program plans, goals and progress. The offender, his/her family, and his/her parole agent are participants in the staffing team process.
A. The caseworker supervisor will assign offenders to a caseworker and a living unit.
B. The caseworker will initiate and document orientation and assessment activities for assigned offenders.
C. The caseworker will schedule an initial staffing team review within thirty days of an offender's arrival.
D. The caseworker will prepare a case management plan based on assessed needs and staffing team recommendations.
E. The caseworker will schedule quarterly progress reviews before the staffing team and prepare a report of the outcome.
F. Upon case management plan completion and approval of the staffing team, the caseworker will prepare a final progress report and schedule a pre-parole review report for the officer of the Hearings and Release Unit.
REFERENCES: ACA Standards 3-JTS-5A-02; 3-JTS-5B-05; 3-JTS-5B-06; 3-JTS-5B-07; 3-JTS-5C-01; 3-JTS-5C-07; 3-JTS-5I-01.
SUPERSESSION: Policy 203.011, "Case Management Process - Juveniles," 5/1/02.
All facility policies, memos, or other communications whether verbal, written, or transmitted by electronic means regarding this topic.
Harley W. Nelson, Deputy Commissioner
Community and Support Services
Erik Skon, Assistant Commissioner