Learning through Service (LTS)
(NOW ACCEPTING PROJECT REQUESTS FOR SPRING, SUMMER, FALL 2014 )
LTS provides a supervised work crew of Rice County probationers completing community service hours ordered by the court. The crew may consist of up to 10 participants lead by a crew leader under contract from Diversion Solutions. The current crew schedule is 2 days per week and is entirely funded by Rice County with an initial focus on county parks and the landfill. Additional projects may be scheduled for other cities, townships, and non-profits by submitting an LTS Project Request form to the Community Corrections Department. The form will ask you to provide information about the organization seeking assistance, contact information, and information about the project. Please provide detail about the project such as if an agency representative will be on site, how to contact him/her, what equipment you will provide, exact location and scope of the project. We require at least two weeks’ notice to schedule a crew. If you have questions or wish to inquire about current schedule availability please contact Beckie VonRuden at 507-332-5986 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Court Ordered DUI Education Class:
Diversion Solutions, LLC will be providing the court ordered DUI Education Class. The cost of the class is $100. Please click here for dates and registration information.
Probation Office Location:
Rice County Community Corrections is located at 128 3rd Street NW in Faribault, MN. Our building is connected to the Rice County Law Enforcement Center and across 2nd Avenue from the Rice County Courthouse. Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM– 4:30 PM, or by appointment with your probation officer. The office is closed on county-observed holidays. The office may occasionally close for an hour at noon for department-wide staff meetings.
Please note that weapons are not permitted inside of the Community Corrections offices and will not be “held” by Community Corrections staff while you are in your appointment. Felons, or other offenders prohibited from possessing weapons, will have the weapon confiscated and destroyed and may face a probation violation.
(Applications are closed for Summer and Fall 2014; Accepting applications for Spring and Summer 2015)
Interns in Rice County gain experience in all aspects of juvenile and adult probation services, have access to all training made available to the department during their semester, and learn about the administration of community corrections under Minnesota's Community Correction Act.
Interested students should complete the application and submit it along with a cover letter and resume to the director. Interviews will be scheduled and students will be advised of their acceptance following completion of a background check. Please click HERE to access the application and instructions.
The Rice County Department of Community Corrections works closely with criminal justice system stakeholders, schools, victim service agencies, youth service agencies, social services and community groups to address the characteristics of offenders that lead to recidivism. As a Community Corrections Act county we serve juvenile and adult probationers as well as offenders who are released from Minnesota prisons. We take an evidence-based approach to supervision focusing our efforts on offenders with the highest risk and most critical needs.
Vision, Mission, Values
Our vision is a safe, stable, and vibrant COMMUNITY advanced through collaboration with criminal justice system and human services partners, service providers, COMMUNITY leaders and the public.
Click HERE for the full Vision, Mission, and Values statements.
As a Community Corrections Act county, Rice County develops and submits a biannual comprehensive plan per expectations of the Minnesota Department of Corrections. The 2014-2015 Comprehensive Plan for Rice County can be found HERE.
Individual Community Work Service (CWS):
Offenders who are ordered to to individual CWS hours may use the map below to locate a site near their location. Clicking on a pin-point on the map opens a window with site location, contact information, hours, and type of work that can be done by calling the site to schedule your hours. You may select a location that is not on the list/map but must contact our office (507-332-6106) to receive approval in advance.
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A list of community sites is also available using this link: Community Work Service Sites
Offenders will need to have a community work service timesheet signed by someone at the work site. These may be verified by a probation officer. The timesheet is available using this link: Probation Community Service Timesheet or Non-Probation Community Service Timesheet.
- Chemical Health Resource Directory
- Discover Corrections
- Minnesota Department of Corrections
- Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission
- Minnesota State Legislature
- Minnesota State Court System
- Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
- Minnesota Council on Crime and Justice
- Minnesota Department of Public Safety