Minnesota’s three-part delivery system for the supervision of offenders on parole, probation, and supervised release includes services provided by the DOC as well as Community Corrections Act (CCA) and County Probation Officer (CPO) jurisdictions. Each of these systems utilizes supervision agents responsible for guiding and monitoring offenders in their compliance with conditions and providing information and recommendations to allow sentencing authorities to make appropriate decisions.
The DOC provides felony probation and supervised release services in counties that are not part of the CCA. The DOC also provides juvenile, adult misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor services in select counties. In addition, the DOC provides intensive supervised release (ISR) services directly through ISR supervisors or by contract with CCA jurisdictions.
The second delivery method allows any Minnesota county or group of contiguous counties with a population exceeding 30,000 to elect to enter the CCA. In these areas, the county or jurisdiction provides all correctional services.
In the third delivery system, CPOs are appointed by the district court in the county where they work. CPOs supervise all juveniles and most adult misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenders.