Probation

MARTIN COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT
Security Building
201 Lake Avenue, Room 230

Fairmont, MN   56031
Phone:  507-238-3215
Fax:  507-238-4301
Located 2nd floor of the Law Enforcement Center

PROBATION AGENTS
Julie K. Grunewald
Career Corrections Agent
Adult & Juvenile Probation
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Heather L. Hawkins
Career Corrections Agent
Adult & Juvenile Probation
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Nancy M. Johnson
Career Corrections Agent
Adult & Juvenile Probation
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SUPPORT STAFF
Sue Palmer
Administrative Assistant
Juvenile Matters
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Valerie Jepsen
Administrative Assistant
Adult Matters, MARS & STS Coordinator
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YOUTH INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION
Autumn Larsen
YIPP Coordinator
Teen Court – Truancies
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Our Youth Intervention and Prevention programs include the Martin County Teen Court, the Shoplifting Intervention Program, the Tobacco Awareness Program, the "Thinking for a Change" Cognitive Skills Program, the Martin County Truancy Program, and the Community Work Service program for juveniles under the age of 14.  Martin County has been providing youth intervention and prevention services since 1998.

SENTENCING TO SERVICE PROGRAM
Kyle Redenius
STS Crew Leader
507-236-2494
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John McDonald
STS Crew Leader
507-236-2493
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PLEASE NOTE:  ADULT FELONY OFFICE
Adult felony offenders and supervised release cases are supervised in a separate department.  Contact: Minnesota Department of Corrections, 117 N. Main Street, Fairmont, MN  56031, Phone 507-399-7100

INTERNSHIP
To complete an internship application go to the doc website at  http://www.doc.state.mn.us, then go to employment opportunities, and then to intern opportunities to find the application. Complete the application to be submitted to Teresa Moen, the internship coordinator.


MISSION STATEMENT
It is our mission to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable, providing victim and community reparation, and by offering quality early intervention and probation services.

PROBATION
MN STATUTE 609.02, SUBD 15:  "PROBATION" means a court-ordered sanction imposed upon an offender for a period of supervision no greater than that set by statute.  It is imposed as an alternative to confinement or intermediate sanctions.  The purpose of probation is to deter further criminal behavior, punish the offender, help provide reparation to crime victims and their communities, and provide offenders with opportunities for rehabilitation.

DESCRIPTION OF DEPARTMENT
Martin County Probation is responsible for supervising all adults placed on probation for gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor level offenses, and all juveniles placed on probation.  We provide investigative reports to the Court and make sentencing recommendations.  We are responsible for protecting public safety and holding offenders accountable to the orders of the Court.  Our department provides early intervention and prevention services to youth, specifically with the Teen Court and Early Intervention Truancy programs.  We provide cognitive skill building groups for juveniles.  We provide restorative justice programs such as family/group conferencing to the community.  We administer a juvenile restitution program so victims in the community are compensated for their losses.  We provide a community service program for juveniles under the age of 14.  We work closely with our collaborating agencies:  law enforcement, human services, the county attorney, the city attorney, the schools, Sentence to Service, and Court Administration.

LINKS
          Minnesota Department of Corrections  www.doc.state.mn.us
          Minnesota Corrections Association  www.mncorrections.org
          National Institute of Corrections  www.nicic.org
          Bureau of Criminal Apprehension  www.dps.state.mn.us/bca
          American Probation and Parole Association  www.appa-net.org
          National Institute of Justice  www.ojp.usdoj.gov
          U.S. Department of Justice  www.usdoj.gov
          Restorative Justice Online  www.restorativejustice.org
          National Youth Court Center  www.youthcourt.net
          Minnesota Youth Intervention & Prevention Association  www.mnyipa.org
          Search Institute  www.search-institute.org
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