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Sentencing to Service

Adult offenders may be ordered by the Court to complete Sentencing to Service, also called STS, which provides supervised work crews under the direction of crew leaders to area non-profit agencies and governmental entities. 

Sentencing to Service is sometimes used in lieu of jail time and/or fines, and allows offenders ways to positively connect with their communities. 

There are two types of Sentencing to Service crews:

  • Community Sentencing to Service: Offenders attend an orientation meeting, report to the Sentencing to Service pick up site and pay $11 per Sentencing to Service day, to a maximum of $220/offender. Additional fees may apply.
  • In-Custody Sentencing to Service:  Offenders complete this program while serving jail time. They may be eligible to have jail sentences shortened and have jail stay fees waived. Offenders must complete an InCustodySTSApplication.pdfIn-Custody Sentencing to Service Application


For more information, call 651-438-8258 and then press 3, or email ccsts@co.dakota.mn.us.

Last updated: 11/12/2012 10:28 AM