Probation & Pre-Trial Services


Freeborn County Probation & Pre-Trial Services strives to provide the Freeborn County District Court and the citizens of Freeborn County with services designed to ensure public safety. Such services include:

  • Actively reducing the incidence of crime
  • Providing restoration to victims
  • Providing effective and accountable offender supervision while minimizing the impact of crime on the citizens of Freeborn County
  • Promoting public interest and safety through holding offenders accountable and changing the offenders' criminal behavior and harmful acts, using evidence-based practices
  • Providing various rehabilitation referral services directed at offering offenders opportunities to change their behaviors and values, and to become law abiding
  • Focusing on the issue of crime in the community, including both the criminal act, and its consequences for victims, families, and the community as a whole
  • Providing direct services to the courts with authority established under MN Statute 244.19 with the general powers of peace officers


Our mission statement reflects the beliefs that:

  • Above all, the citizens of Freeborn County have the right to be protected from individuals who cause harm to others
  • When public safety is not compromised, offenders are best served through alternative, community-based sentences
  • The person should leave the criminal justice system as a more productive citizen than when she or he entered it