Definition of and Purpose of Probation

This office provides all juvenile, adult misdemeanor/ gross misdemeanor and adult felony criminal case investigative services for the Renville County District Court.  Coordinates all correctional programming for all juvenile-adult misdemeanor-adult gross misdemeanor probation/juvenile supervised release offenders who reside in Renville County. Supervises and coordinates all correctional programming for all adult felony probation/supervised release offenders who reside in Renville County.

Probation means a court ordered sanction imposed upon an offender for a period of supervision no greater than set by statute. It is imposed as an alternative to confinement or in conjunction with 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.

Minnesota Statutes 609.02