A: If you are on felony probation or supervised release, you must obtain permission and a travel permit from your agent prior to leaving Minnesota. If you’re on misdemeanor/gross misdemeanor supervision, a travel permit may also be necessary. A permanent move to another state may require transfer of supervision to an agent in the state you are requesting to liveand permission must be approved prior to moving to the new state. Consult your supervising agent for more information.
A: Persons under supervised release are barred from possessing firearms.State and federal laws prohibit the possession or use of firearms by people convicted of certain offenses.(MN Statute 609.165) This can be a complex legal matter. Please contact your local county attorney’s office to see if you are eligible or seek legal advice on your specific case.
A: If you are convicted of a felony you lose the right to vote or hold public office until court-ordered discharge from probation or the end of your sentence. At that time, your civil rights are restored, including the right to vote in this state and the right to be elected to public office. (MN Statute 609.165)
A: If you have medical insurance, check with your insurance provider to see if they cover a chemical health assessment. If they do not, or you do not have health insurance and cannot afford health care services, you may be eligible for Rule 25 funding. You may contact your supervising agent for further assistance.
A: If you have a criminal conviction, you may be restricted from certain jobs, such as those licensed by the Department of Human Services (MN Statute 245C). However, there are employer incentives such as:
·The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire and retain individuals from target groups with significant employment barriers (e.g., veterans, ex-felons, etc.). Employers can claim about $9,600 per employee in tax credits per year under the WOTC program.
·You may not be able to rent certain residential properties and/or may have other residence restrictions. However, you should consult with your agent or local housing agencies to see if you qualify for other housing assistance.
A: Evidence Based Practices are research-based strategies proven to reduce recidivism, produce positivechange, and promote community reparation. Examples may include cognitive behavioral interventions such as Decision Points, thinking reports, Carey Guides, and cost/benefit analysis.