Supervision accomplished by two full-time Agents who provide supervision for juvenile offenders placed on probation for all offense levels petty offenses through felony, . Duties include, but are not limited to: submitting pre-dispositional reports and violation reports to the court, working closely with parents, school and the community, and making appropriate referrals to various programs and community counseling. These duties help enhance the safety of our Freeborn County communities. In addition, the agents work closely with other community agencies, making referrals treatment programs, community service work, tobacco and chemical education, and other learning experiences. Typical conditions include chemical dependency assessments, restitution, and completion of a specific number of hours of community service work or participation on a community service work crew.
Juveniles who have been found by the Court to have committed a more serious misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or a felony offense, are supervised by agents for a period of time that from one year up to age 19. In certain cases, juveniles may be found to be an “extended jurisdiction juvenile” which results in probation supervision on until age 21. Supervision levels range from “low” with monthly face to face contacts, to “high” with weekly face to face contacts. Typical probation conditions include restitution, participation in an education program specific to the offense, completion of several hours of community service work or participation on a community service work or Sentence to Service crew, mental health or family counseling, a chemical dependency assessment, and/or a period of incarceration in a juvenile correctional facility. Juveniles requiring additional services may be removed from their home and placed in foster homes, group foster homes, residential treatment facilities, or correctional camp programs. Progress reports are submitted to the Court on a regular basis and a court order is required before the juvenile is formally discharged from probation.