Programs

Sherburne County Community Corrections embraces evidence based practices and utilize the risk, need and responsivity principle to refer offenders to appropriate programs and services. By adhering to the risk/needs principle, we only recommend and refer offenders to programs and services that are designed specifically to address their individual criminogenic needs.

For questions regarding specific department programs and community resources, please contact 763-765-4550.

Important General Rules for all Programs - Please click to read

Attendance
  • If you arrive late, you will not be admitted.
  • Unexcused absences may result in termination from the program.
  • Anyone who comes to the class under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave immediately and may face a probation violation and/or other legal consequences.
Payment & Registration
  • All payments are final.
  • Payments can be made in person at Sherburne County Community Corrections or by calling 763-765-4550 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.


Department Programs


AA Orientation Program
This is an educational program that is facilitated by local AA Volunteers. Offenders who have been involved in chemical related offenses will be informed about Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), the concept of chemical dependency as an illness and the recovery from it.

Program Objectives
  • To provide a positive exposure to the concepts of AA.
  • To provide a means of transition to AA for the offender.
Program Cost and Registration
  • There will be a program fee of $25 due prior to attending the class.
  • Registration options for this session:
    • In person at Sherburne County Community Corrections
    • By phone: 763-765-4550
2017 AA Orientation Program Schedule
Session DatesSession TimesRoom
Jan 4 - Feb 22, 20186:00pm to 7:00pmMaple Room
May 3 - Jun 21, 20186:00pm to 7:00pmMaple Room
Sep 20 - Nov 8, 20186:00pm to 7:00pmMaple Room
Program Location

    Sherburne County Govt Center
    ATTN: Community Corrections
    13880 Business Center Dr NW
    Suite 100
    Elk River, MN 55330-1692

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Adult Cognitive Restructuring Program
The most basic level of our thoughts is referred to as cognitive structure. This is defined as our network of beliefs, assumptions, attitudes, memories and self-images that organize and shape our experiences and behavior.

Program Objectives
  • The Sherburne County Cognitive Restructuring Program will assist offenders in building and restructuring cognitive skills. This will be accomplished by empowering offenders to alter their approach to life by adjusting their thinking, values, relationships and goals.
Program Cost and Registration
  • There will be a program fee of $250 due prior to attending the class.
  • Registration options for this session:
    • In person at Sherburne County Community Corrections
    • By phone: 763-765-4550
2017 Adult Cognitive Restructuring Program Schedule
Session DatesSession TimesRoom
Jan 11 - Mar 15, 20186:30pm to 8:30pmPine Room
Jun 26 - Aug 28, 20186:30pm to 8:30pmMaple Room
Oct 16 - Dec 18, 20186:30pm to 8:30pmMaple Room
Program Location

    Sherburne County Govt Center
    ATTN: Community Corrections
    13880 Business Center Dr NW
    Suite 100
    Elk River, MN 55330-1692

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Adult Diversion
Provide eligible offenders with an alternative to confinement and a criminal conviction.

Program Cost and Registration
  • There will be a program fee of $75 due prior to attending the class.
  • Registration options for this session:
    • In person at Sherburne County Community Corrections
    • By phone: 763-765-4550
2017 Adult Diversion Schedule
Session DateSession TimesRoom
Jan 25, 20185:00pm to 6:00pmBoard Room
Mar 22, 20185:00pm to 6:00pmMaple Room
May 24, 20185:00pm to 6:00pmMaple Room
Jul 26, 20185:00pm to 6:00pmMaple Room
Sep 27, 20185:00pm to 6:00pmBoard Room
Nov 15, 20185:00pm to 6:00pmMaple Room
Program Location

    Sherburne County Govt Center
    ATTN: Community Corrections
    13880 Business Center Dr NW
    Suite 100
    Elk River, MN 55330-1692

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Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Program
Defensive driving is driving to save lives, time and money in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others. A preventable collision is one in which the driver failed to do everything responsible to avoid it.

Program Objectives
  • To help young drivers RECOGNIZE that licensed drivers between the ages of 15-24 are more likely than anyone else to be injured or killed in a vehicle crash
  • To GIVE young drivers an opportunity to discuss why they are at such high risk in a motor vehicle
  • To DESCRIBE the consequences of making poor judgments or taking unnecessary risks in a vehicle
  • To help young drivers IDENTIFY actions they can take to keep control whether they are a driver or a passenger in a vehicle
  • To encourage young drivers to COMMIT to making better driving choices
Program Cost and Registration
  • There will be a program fee of $75 due prior to attending the class.
  • Registration options for this session:
    • In person at Sherburne County Community Corrections
    • By phone: 763-765-4550
2017 Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Program Schedule
Session DateSession TimesRoom
Feb 6, 20184:00pm to 8:00pmBoard Room
May 8, 20184:00pm to 8:00pmBoard Room
Aug 7, 20184:00pm to 8:00pmBoard Room
Nov 6, 20184:00pm to 8:00pmBoard Room
Program Location

    Sherburne County Govt Center
    ATTN: Community Corrections
    13880 Business Center Dr NW
    Suite 100
    Elk River, MN 55330-1692

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Driving With Care™ Level I Education Program
Level I is a six-session, 12 hour DWI education program designed for first time offenders with minimal if any problems other than impaired driving associated with AOD use, who have no prior offenses, no prior diagnosis of Substance Abuse or Substance Dependence, and no other problems related to AOD use or misuse. The main purposes of this protocol are to prevent recidivism (DWI behavior) and to prevent future AOD related problems.

Program Objectives
  • The Sherburne County Driving With Care™ Level I Education Program is built on the philosophy that offenders make changes in their actions by changing how they think. This program will give offenders knowledge and skills needed to change their thinking so they may change their actions and prevent future DWI´s/DUI´s
Program Cost and Registration
  • There will be a program fee of $200 due prior to attending the class.
  • Registration options for this session:
    • In person at Sherburne County Community Corrections
    • By phone: 763-765-4550
2017 Driving With Care™ Level I Education Program Schedule
Session DatesSession TimesRoom
Jan 11 - Feb 15, 20184:00pm to 6:00pmMaple Room
Apr 3 - May 8, 20184:00pm to 6:00pmMaple Room
May 15 - Jun 19, 20184:00pm to 6:00pmMaple Room
Sep 4 - Oct 9, 20184:00pm to 6:00pmMaple Room
Nov 15 - Dec 27, 20186:30pm to 8:30pmMaple Room
Program Location

    Sherburne County Govt Center
    ATTN: Community Corrections
    13880 Business Center Dr NW
    Suite 100
    Elk River, MN 55330-1692

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Driving With Care™ Level II Education Program
Traditional alcohol and other drug (AOD) related highway safety programs have been mainly educational, utilizing passive-participant (didactic presentations, films, etc.) program models. There is evidence that this more traditional approach has not been effective in reducing repeat offending or recidivism.

Program Objectives
  • The Sherburne County Driving With Care™ Level II Education Program is built on the philosophy that offenders make changes in their actions by changing how they think. This program will give offenders knowledge and skills needed to change their thinking so they may change their actions and prevent future DWI’s/DUI’s.
Program Cost and Registration
  • There will be a program fee of $350 due prior to attending the class.
  • Registration options for this session:
    • In person at Sherburne County Community Corrections
    • By phone: 763-765-4550
2017 Driving With Care™ Level II Education Program Schedule
Session DatesSession TimesRoom
Jan 9 - Mar 27, 20184:00pm to 6:00pmMaple Room
Mar 22 - Jun 7, 20184:00pm to 6:00pmPine Room
Jun 6 - Aug 29, 20186:30pm to 8:30pmPine Room
Aug 9 - Oct 25, 20186:30pm to 8:30pmMaple Room
Program Location

    Sherburne County Govt Center
    ATTN: Community Corrections
    13880 Business Center Dr NW
    Suite 100
    Elk River, MN 55330-1692

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Juvenile Cognitive Restructuring Program
The most basic level of our thoughts is referred to as cognitive structure. This is defined as our network of beliefs, assumptions, attitudes, memories and self-images that organize and shape our experiences and behavior.

Parents are encouraged to attend a meeting between 5:40pm-6:00pm on the first session date. The purpose of this meeting is to go over class expectations and answer questions.

Program Objectives
  • The Sherburne County Cognitive Restructuring Program will assist offenders in building and restructuring cognitive skills. This will be accomplished by empowering offenders to alter their approach to life by adjusting their thinking, values, relationships and goals.
Program Cost and Registration
  • There will be a program fee of $125 due prior to attending the class.
  • Registration options for this session:
    • In person at Sherburne County Community Corrections
    • By phone: 763-765-4550
2017 Juvenile Cognitive Restructuring Program Schedule
Session DatesSession TimesRoom
Jan 11 - Mar 15, 20184:00pm to 6:00pmPine Room
Jun 28 - Aug 30, 20184:00pm to 6:00pmPine Room
Oct 11 - Dec 20, 20184:00pm to 6:00pmPine Room
Program Location

    Sherburne County Govt Center
    ATTN: Community Corrections
    13880 Business Center Dr NW
    Suite 100
    Elk River, MN 55330-1692

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Juvenile Drug Education Program (DEP)
Drug and alcohol use by teens is not something to be taken lightly. Substance use can change the direction of a young person's life physically, emotionally and behaviorally. It can weaken the ability to concentrate and retain information during a teen's peak learning years, and impair judgment, leading to risky decision making. In addition, drug and alcohol use can lead to poor grades, broken friendships, family problems, and trouble with the law.

Program Objectives
  • To provide youth with information about tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and other mood-altering chemicals
  • To inform youth on the myths, misperceptions and facts about mood-altering chemicals
  • To educate youth on the health risks and consequences of using mood-altering chemicals
  • To teach youth ways to handle the temptation and peer pressure associated with mood-altering chemicals
Program Cost and Registration
  • There will be a program fee of $50 due prior to attending the class.
  • Registration options for this session:
    • In person at Sherburne County Community Corrections
    • By phone: 763-765-4550
2017 Juvenile Drug Education Program (DEP) Schedule
Session DateSession TimesRoom
Dec 7, 20175:00pm to 7:00pmBoard Room
Jan 4, 20185:00pm to 7:00pmBoard Room
Feb 1, 20185:00pm to 7:00pmBoard Room
Mar 1, 20185:00pm to 7:00pmBoard Room
Apr 5, 20185:00pm to 7:00pmBoard Room
May 3, 20185:00pm to 7:00pmBoard Room
Jun 7, 20185:00pm to 7:00pmBoard Room
Aug 2, 20185:00pm to 7:00pmBoard Room
Sep 6, 20185:00pm to 7:00pmBoard Room
Oct 4, 20185:00pm to 7:00pmBoard Room
Nov 1, 20185:00pm to 7:00pmBoard Room
Dec 6, 20185:00pm to 7:00pmBoard Room
Program Location

    Sherburne County Govt Center
    ATTN: Community Corrections
    13880 Business Center Dr NW
    Suite 100
    Elk River, MN 55330-1692

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Juvenile Theft Prevention Program
What is Theft?

  • Theft is the illegal taking of another person's property without that person's freely given consent.
  • A person is guilty of theft, if he/she dishonestly takes property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it.
  • Theft can also be defined as Burglary, Embezzlement, Larceny, Looting, Robbery, Mugging, Trespassing, Fraud and Shoplifting.

Program Objectives
  • To provide youth with facts about Theft
  • To explain the affects Theft has on society
  • To educate youth on the consequences of Theft
  • To teach youth ways to handle temptation
Program Cost and Registration
  • There will be a program fee of $50 due prior to attending the class.
  • Registration options for this session:
    • In person at Sherburne County Community Corrections
    • By phone: 763-765-4550
2017 Juvenile Theft Prevention Program Schedule
Session DateSession TimesRoom
Jan 23, 20184:00pm to 5:30pmBoard Room
Apr 24, 20184:00pm to 5:30pmBoard Room
Jul 24, 20184:00pm to 5:30pmBoard Room
Oct 23, 20184:00pm to 5:30pmBoard Room
Program Location

    Sherburne County Govt Center
    ATTN: Community Corrections
    13880 Business Center Dr NW
    Suite 100
    Elk River, MN 55330-1692

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Thinking for a Change
The philosophy of the program endorses that offenders should be empowered to be responsible for changing their own problem behavior. The curriculum helps participants systematically build skills to recognize their own and others' thinking patterns, recognize the risks associated with those thoughts and how to make better choices.

Program Objectives
  • Cognitive Self-Change: Paying attention to the thoughts and feelings that go on inside of us to avoid the kinds of thoughts and feelings that lead us to trouble.
  • Social Skills: Behaviors or abilities we use in situations that involve other people.
  • Problem Solving Skills: Skills to help us make better choices.
Program Cost and Registration
  • There will be a program fee of $450 due prior to attending the class.
  • Registration options for this session:
    • In person at Sherburne County Community Corrections
    • By phone: 763-765-4550
2017 Thinking for a Change Schedule
Session DatesSession TimesRoom
Jan 9 - Jun 19, 20186:30pm to 8:30pmMaple Room
Jun 7 - Nov 15, 20186:30pm to 8:30pmPine Room
Program Location

    Sherburne County Govt Center
    ATTN: Community Corrections
    13880 Business Center Dr NW
    Suite 100
    Elk River, MN 55330-1692

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Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Community Corrections
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4550
800-438-0574
Fax: 763-765-4555
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