Minnesota Department of Corrections


Instruction:               203.011-2RW             Title:  Individual Treatment Plan

Issue Date:                 1/24/06

Effective Date:          1/31/06


AUTHORITY:          Policy 203.011, "Case Management Process - Juveniles"


PURPOSE:    To develop a comprehensive treatment plan for each offender addressing his unique needs.


APPLICABILITY:   Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing (MCF-RW)



A.        The process to develop an individualized treatment plan will begin upon admission with an extensive assessment process.  In addition, the assigned facility caseworker will gather information via review of file materials and personal interviews with the offender, probation/parole officer (PO), and the offender’s parent/guardian.  The completed treatment plan will be reviewed and signed by the offender, his caseworker, the program supervisor, and psychological services staff.


B.        Interpreters and language skill development assistance are offered to offenders who experience difficulties understanding written or spoken English due to a language barrier.


C.        The cultural needs of offenders will be taken into consideration.  The facility caseworker will coordinate with the Volunteer Services Coordinator to provide the offender opportunities to interact with culturally similar adults and participate in cultural groups.  Culturally competent programs and services are available to all offenders through volunteer and mentor programs, transition services, and contract providers.  In addition, the Department of Corrections (DOC) has committed through an Affirmative Action Plan to recruit qualified protected group members including ethnic/racial minorities.


D.        The use of physical escort, physical holding, mechanical restraint, and seclusion will be used only as permitted in, and consistent with, the offender’s treatment plan per the instruction on restrictive techniques.



Case Plan - a plan of care for an offender developed and monitored by the PO.


Individual Treatment Plan - a written individualized treatment plan developed for each offender based on an assessment of the offender’s programming needs, identifying tasks and behaviors necessary for goal completion.


Program Supervisor - an individual assigned by the Program Director to provide supervision of assessments, treatment plans, and basic services to specific living units.



A.        If available, the facility caseworker will obtain the placing agency’s case plan goals for the offender.

1.         The caseworker will solicit input for the individual treatment plan from the offender’s (PO) if the case plan is not available.


2.         The caseworker will incorporate contents of the offender’s case plan into the facility’s individual treatment plan.  This may include, but is not limited to:

a)         Conditions under which the family will be reunited.  If family reunification is not appropriate, develop an alternative placement plan in cooperation with the PO.

b)         If family involvement is a goal, facilitate the involvement of the offender’s family.


3.         In addition, the caseworker will consider other actions in accordance with the case plan including, but not limited to:

a)         Consult with the PO in regard to the offender’s projected length of stay.

b)         Work with the offender, parent/legal guardian, and PO to develop individual treatment plan goals.

c)         Identify and share information about the offender’s treatment and goals with persons directly involved in the offender’s treatment plan.

d)         Communicate as necessary with the offender’s previous school and the facility’s school personnel.

e)         Report offender’s behaviors and other important information to the PO and others as indicated.

f)         Recommend case plan changes to the PO.

g)         Upon request, unless prohibited by law, share information with the PO, agencies that are providing services to the offender (therapist, physician, or other professional treating the offender), and agencies that must provide services to the offender after discharge.  This information may pertain to the offender, the offender’s family, and the facility’s plans and strategies to resolve the offender’s identified problems.


B.        When developing the offender’s individual treatment plan, the facility caseworker will:

1.         Obtain recommendations from the offender’s parent, legal guardian, or other concerned adult in the offender’s life in regards to treatment planning.

2.         Assist the offender to prioritize goals and objectives for the course of treatment.

3.         Work with the offender to develop initial goals and objectives in a standardized treatment plan format.

4.         Forward the signed treatment plan to the Records Office for distribution to files, PO and, upon request, the offender’s parent/guardian.


C.        At the direction of the facility’s Program Director, the assigned program or clinical supervisor will oversee the development of, and be involved in the planning process for, each offender’s treatment plan.  The program supervisor will supervise the implementation of the individual treatment plan and subsequent documentation related to program services and evaluation of each offender’s progress.


D.        When the offender completes all treatment plan goals, the caseworker use the compliance database to document the following:

1.         Extent to which services provided assisted the offender in achieving the treatment plan goals.

2.         Services not provided as indicated in the treatment plan and why.

3.         Name of the service provider for a particular service not provided by facility staff.


REVIEW:      Annually


REFERENCES:        Minn. R. 2960.0080 and 2960.0180

Instruction 203.011-1RW, “Assessment Process”

Instruction 203.011-3RW, “Staffings

Instruction 203.011-5RW, “Levels of Achievement”

Instruction 300.010RW, “Program Services”

Instruction 300.040RW, “Volunteer Services”


SUPERSESSION:     Operating Guideline 201.09-RWG, “Individual Treatment Plan” 05/10/01

All facility policies, memos, or other communications, whether verbal, written, or transmitted by electronic means, concerning this topic.


ATTACHMENTS:    Individual Treatment Plan



Otis Zanders, Superintendent