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Board Action Request

Item Description:
Agmt A2110740 with the MN Dept of Corrections to fund the Intensive Supervised Release program, 07/01/21-06/30/23, $3,778,400 (recv)

BE IT RESOLVED, that Agreement A2110740 with the Minnesota Department of Corrections to fund the Intensive Supervised Release Program during the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023 in the receivable amount of $3,778,400 be approved; that the Chair of the Board be authorized to sign the Agreement on behalf of the County; and the Controller be authorized to accept and disburse funds as directed; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the acceptance of the grant funding for this program by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners does not imply a continued funding commitment by Hennepin County when grant funds are no longer available.


This grant agreement through the Minnesota Department of Corrections provides $3,778,400 to fund the Intensive Supervised Release Program (ISR), for state fiscal years 2022-2023. For each fiscal year, the ISR Program will receive $1,889,200, which is used to fund 19 full-time equivalents (FTEs): 17.0 Probation/Parole Officers, 1.0 Corrections Unit Supervisor, a 1.0 Office Specialist III.

The ISR Program was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1990 to provide for maximum community surveillance and supervision of the most high risk clients released from prison. Hennepin County’s Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) has been involved since the ISR program inception. Primary elements of the program include face-to-face contacts (at client’s residence and place of employment) and supervision provided by specially trained agents with small caseloads (a maximum of 15 clients per agent). Other primary elements include house arrest, electronic monitoring, strict curfews, mandatory work or school, random drug testing and programming that addresses client risk and need factors, such as lack of employment and suitable housing, drug/alcohol dependency, sexual deviance, anti-social attitudes and/or associates.

There are no match requirements for this grant. The grant revenue and expenditures are included in the 2021 Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) budget and will be programmed in the 2022 budget request.

Recommendation from County Administrator: Recommend Approval
DescriptionUpload DateType
ISR Grant New Contract Detail4/22/2021Budget - New Contract Detail form