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Major State Aids & Taxes: Community Corrections Funding

Program Description

Although counties assume much of the cost of their community correctional services, the state provides direct funding and in-kind services. Counties choose to receive funding and/or services from one of three basic funding systems: the community corrections act (CCA), county probation officer (CPO), and the Department of Corrections (DOC). For 2013, they are as follows:

  • Thirty-two counties are CCA counties. This group contains about 70 percent of the state's population, including most of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • Fifty-five counties are non-CCA counties. Although the DOC provides adult felony supervision to all 55 of these counties, they differ and are generally referenced as follows:
    • Twenty-seven counties (called "CPO" counties) provide their own juvenile and adult misdemeanant supervision
    • Twenty-eight counties (called "DOC" counties) have their juvenile and adult misdemeanant supervision provided by the DOC

To keep the counties on a comparable basis, the dollar amount of in-kind services provided by the DOC is included in this report, even though these counties do not receive an "aid payment" per se from the state.

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Aid Amount and Reporting

2013 Community Corrections Funding: $84.5 million

In 2013, the state funding was $84,518,303. (An additional $10.4 million, not included here, was distributed for miscellaneous categorical services.) The table below lists the calendar year 2013 statewide total amounts for the various community corrections funding programs.

Program Amount Percent
CCA aid $37,030,000 43.8%
CPO reimbursement aid 5,049,000 6.0
DOC field services 16,919,641 20.0
Adult felony caseload reduction 956,000 1.1
Caseload/workload reduction 14,319,998 16.9
Intensive supervision 6,438,732 7.6
Enhanced supervision of adult sex offenders 3,804,932 4.5
Total Aid and In-kind Services $84,518,303 100.0%

The DOC distributes some adult felony reduction aid, caseload/workload reduction aid, and intensive supervision aid to regional groups of counties. These counties and the DOC regions they belong to are listed in the table below.

Region Counties
Central Minnesota Aitkin
Crow Wing
Morrison
DFO Dodge
Fillmore
Olmsted
Tri-County Norman
Polk
Red Lake
Arrowhead Carlton
Cook
Koochiching
Lake
St. Louis
Region 6W Chippewa
Lac Qui Parle
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Rock/Nobles Rock
Nobles
Todd/Wadena Todd
Wadena

CCA amounts are apportioned to the individual counties within each region based on a five-year average distribution within the groups of counties of Part I crimes, as reported by the Department of Public Safety.

The community corrections funding data was obtained from the DOC.

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Per Capita Maps

Map of community corrections aid per capita by countyMap of community corrections aid per capita by economic development region

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The Past Five Years of Community Corrections Funding

The table below shows the distribution of community corrections funding in thousands of dollars for the past five years for the state and economic development regions. The graph shows total dollars of community corrections funding for that same time period in nominal (actual) and constant (inflation-adjusted) dollars.

Community Corrections Funding: Calendar Years 2009 to 2013
Nominal dollars, in thousands
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 5-Yr. Chg. Aid
State $85,433 $84,849 $83,296 $83,945 $84,518 -1%

Northern Regions
Northwest (1)
Headwaters (2)
Arrowhead (3)
West Central (4)
Five (5)
East Central (7E)
1,782
1,543
7,241
3,640
2,954
3,281
1,801
1,595
7,125
3,773
2,907
3,337
1,764
1,593
7,011
3,745
2,814
3,310
1,822
1,993
7,020
3,880
2,768
3,522
1,839
2,064
7,056
3,931
2,788
3,614
3
34
-3
8
-6
10

Southern Regions
Six East (6E)
Upper MN Valley (6W)
Central MN (7W)
Southwest (8)
Nine (9)
Southeastern MN (10)
2,002
810
5,533
2,210
4,112
7,615
2,042
801
5,510
2,231
4,080
7,447
2,016
779
5,444
2,210
4,059
7,331
2,042
772
5,520
2,158
4,165
7,428
2,126
769
5,612
2,222
4,199
7,411
6
-5
1
1
2
-3
Total Nonmetro $42,722 $42,648 $42,076 $43,090 $43,630 2%

Metro Region
Hennepin County
Ramsey County
Remaining Metro
18,258
10,059
14,394
18,082
9,919
14,200
17,594
9,804
13,823
17,388
9,827
13,640
17,388
9,827
13,673
-5
-2
-5
Total Metro $42,711 $42,201 $41,220 $40,855 $40,888 -4%

Community Corrections Funding

Line graph of statewide community corrections funding for five years

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March 2017

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