Grants, Contracts & the Community Corrections Act
Mary Dombrovski, Director
phone 651/361-7167, fax 651/642-0292
This unit administers department contracts with community residential and nonresidential programs to provide halfway house placements, job placements, and other support services. Grants are administered for remote electronic alcohol monitoring programs, adult felony, sex offender supervision, intensive supervised release, caseload/workload reduction, restorative justice, eight-day temporary hold, and sex offender treatment programs. This unit is also responsible for administration of county probation officer reimbursement, short-term offender reimbursement, an emergency housing fund, and a transitional housing project.
This unit also administers the Minnesota Community Corrections Act (CCA) of 1973, which authorizes the commissioner of corrections to award subsidy grants to a county or group of counties for the provision of local correctional services. The act is designed to encourage development of a local correctional system that includes sanctions for offenders and a variety of community programs. Thirty-two counties representing about 70 percent of the state’s population participate in the CCA. Click here for list of counties.
Facilities Inspection and Enforcement
Tim Thompson, Director
phone 651/361-7147, fax 651/642-0314
This unit is responsible for inspection and licensing of state and local correctional facilities including jails, lockups, holding facilities, adult institutions, private prisons, group homes, halfway houses, juvenile detention centers, and other juvenile correctional residential facilities. This unit also provides for the certification of juvenile facilities for out-of-home/out-of-state placements and the certification of all residential adult and juvenile sex offender programs.
Additionally, the unit is responsible for development and coordination of security audits conducted in all department facilities.
Development and enforcement of facility standards and training of staff overseeing these operations are also duties of the unit, which acts as a clearinghouse for architectural and operational planning for new or remodeled state and local correctional facilities.
Minnesota Rules applicable to the Inspection and Enforcement Unit
Chapter 2900 - New Corrections Facilities
Chapter 2911- Adult Detention Facilities
Chapter 2920 - Adult Halfway Houses
Chapter 2945 - Municipal Jail Facilities
Chapter 2955 Residential Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment
Chapter 2960 Licensing of DOC & DHS Juvenile Facilities (Umbrella Rule)
Chapter 2965 Residential Adult Sex Offender Treatment
What Jail Nurses Do - pdf format
Nursing Hours Memo - pdf format
Nurse Task Force List of Tasks - excel document
FAQ Opening an Adult Halfway House
Checklist for Person Wanting to Open an Adult Community-Based Residential Correctional Facility
Work Release and Institution/Community Work Crew
Terry Byrne, Director
phone 651/361-7127, fax 651/642-0251
Work Release Program
The Work Release Program provides a structured transition period for offenders returning to the community with the intent of better preparing them for a successful, crime-free life. Selection criteria include current and prior criminal behavior, institutional adjustment, and alcohol and chemical dependency history. Offenders are eligible for work release during the last eight months prior to their supervised release date. The program contracts with public and private agencies for residential work release services. Programs provide structured living and close supervision and surveillance.
Work Release Contacts
Work Release Program - pdf format
Institution/Community Work Crew (ICWC) Program
ICWC puts minimum-security prison inmates to work in the community under the supervision of a department crew leader. Crews housed at department minimum-security facilities complete a variety of community projects for local government and state agencies. These projects include roadside clean-up, park and trail work, snow removal, and clean-up after storms and floods. Crew members are given an opportunity give back to the community while learning new skills.
Participants in the ICWC Affordable Homes Program (AHP) are housed in local jails and build affordable housing in partnership with non-profit community agencies. The program helps address a housing shortage for low to moderate-income families and serves as a vocational training program for offenders. In the spring of 2008, crews will have constructed about 300 new homes.
ICWC (General) Program Flyer - pdf format
ICWC Afordable Homes Program - pdf format