Adult Programs and Services


Cognitive Skills Program
Cognitive Skills Program is an educational program designed to educate offenders about healthy thinking patterns and decision making.  The program goals include but are not limited to providing education on interpersonal skills, victim empathy, problem solving and responsible decision making, power aggression and anger. 

The program is located in the Pine County Courthouse and is offered through Pine County Probation.  For referral information, contact 320-591-1550.

See program brochure below. 

Driving With Care Level II Program
Driving with Care is a 12- week group program designed to help offenders change their behaviors around drinking or drug use and driving. It is a cognitively-based group that focuses on concrete strategies for making productive changes. Driving With Care is not designed to replace chemical dependency treatment or 12-step groups; rather, it is a cognitive-behavioral group that uses a different approach to supplement treatment or 12-step groups. 

The program is located in the Pine County Courthouse and is offered through Pine County Probation.  For referral information, contact 320-591-1550. 

See program brochure below. 

Remote Electronic Monitoring Program (REAM)
Adult offenders may be placed on REAM pre-trial, post-trial or for staggered sentencing. Offenders are generally ordered to test three times per day either by scheduled or random calls. We offer different kinds of units depending on your location.  Most units feed off of cell towers.  
Cost: REAM units cost range from $10.50-$14 per day. A two-week deposit and hook up fee of $30l is required at the time of hook-up. There is a REAM grant available for indigent DWI offenders. Eligibility for this grant is determined by probation staff on a income based sliding fee scale.
House Arrest with or without REAM is also an option through our electronic monitoring program. Contact our office for related costs of house arrest.

L.E.A.D - 4 Hour DWI Education Program
Mission: To promote healthy and safe decision making through accessible regional DWI education

Our Requirements:

  • We do NOT accept cash or credit cards at the actual class; checks or money orders only.  Preregistration and payment is highly recommended.
  • If you have not prepaid, payment will be collected at the class. Pine County Probation does not waive fees.
  • No Alcohol or Drug use prior to attendance.
  • If you are suspected of using alcohol or drugs, law enforcement will be called.
  • NO REFUNDS will be given if you are asked to leave because of suspicion of drug or alcohol use.
  • If you choose to or are asked to leave at any time during the presentation, you will not be re-admitted and you will not be refunded your fee, or provided verification of attendance.
  • At the conclusion of the class, you will be given a verification of attendance that you must
  • retain and provide a copy to probation, court administration or any agency in reference to your case.
  • Failure to provide proof may result in additional consequences.
  • Weather cancellations will be made by 6:30am the day of the class. Call (320) 279-1282 if unsure of class status.

If you have any other questions, please contact us by email at or by phone at (320)591-1550.

2017 Dates: 4/8/2017, 8/12/2017, 12/9/2017

Domestic Violence Impact Panel (DVIP)

Participants are recommended by probation and court-ordered to attend the program

OFFENDER GOAL: Educate offenders ( not shame) on the effects of domestic violence. They can hear how their actions affect oth-ers, and learn through empathy how they can be accountable for their actions and correct their behavior.

SURVIVOR GOAL:  Empower survivors so they can heal and help others.

OTHER PANELISTSL:  Probation Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, family members, attor-ney's, domestic violence program staff, advo-cates or anyone who has been affected by domestic violence.

All speakers will be prescreened by the Probation Director for appropriateness.

L.E.A.D. Program Information
Driving With Care Level II
Cognitive Skills Program
Domestic Violence Impact Panel