Adult Programming


The Adult Supervision unit provides a variety of internal programming options for our clients, with many offered in collaboration with other agencies or treatment providers.

Domestic Violence: Agents on the DV team utilize risk assessment tools specific to domestic violence to determine level of risk and appropriate programming needs. Higher risk clients are referred to DV treatment and/or individual counseling. Lower risk clients are referred to either DV educational classes or individual counseling. DV treatment is offered in the community by different community based service providers. DV agents co facilitate a weekly male treatment group and a weekly female treatment group with a licensed therapist. Treatment lasts a minimum of 24 weeks.

Cognitive Skills: “Thinking for a Change” is a cognitive skills curriculum that is taught by a team of probation officers. It is offered quarterly at DFO and is free of charge for our clients. It has been proven to help reduce recidivism. DFO also offers “Moving on”, a cognitive based program specifically for female clients.

Re-Entry: Re-entry in Olmsted County (ROC) serves clients who are criminally involved and have a serious persistent mental illness. This is a voluntary program which lasts one year. ROC provides assistance with treatment, employment, housing, basic needs, skill building, goal planning, and more. We also offer a mental health case manager from social services who provides case management to eligible adults.

Sex Trafficking: DFO offers diversion supervision to clients involved in sex trafficking with a goal of referring them to appropriate services and avoid conviction.

Vocational Assistance: DFO partners with workforce development to provide two classes, “You are Employable” and “Customer Service Training”.

Substance Abuse Programming

DFO offers a wide range of options for clients with substance abuse issues. For example:

Crossroads Program: is a jail based “pre-treatment” program offering detox and mental health stabilization services as well as a cognitive behavioral focus. Upon completion of Crossroads, clients are referred by their assigned counselor to receive further care if necessary. There is a female group and a male group.

Odyssey Program: Many clients who complete Crossroads move into Odyssey, an intensive outpatient and treatment supervision program. The program, including aftercare, is two years in length. The treatment team meets with probation, social services, and law enforcement weekly to staff these cases.

Strategies for Responsible Living is a six month long program utilizing cognitive skills, which focuses on addressing criminal thinking. The majority of attendees are DUI Clients.

In addition to what DFO offers internally, we refer clients into the community to receive treatment at many different facilities in Rochester. Rochester has residential/inpatient programming, sober housing, and many board and lodges in the community. A variety of treatment and educational programs are also offered through these local treatment facilities.