The Community Accountability Program for First Time Property Offenders was designed to divert first-time, low-risk adult property offenders from the criminal justice system prior to entry of a conviction, but still hold offenders accountable to society for their actions.
The program consists of paying restitution to the victim, paying a monthly program fee and completing community work service. In lieu of paying the program fee, offenders may choose to perform additional work service hours.
Some law enforcement agencies may also require a statement concerning the offender’s involvement in the incident.
Completion of the program
After the offender successfully completes the terms/conditions of the Community Accountability Agreement, the Attorney’s Office will dismiss the case. If the offender fails to timely complete any of the terms/conditions, a hearing will be scheduled to resume criminal prosecution of the case.
For more information on the program, see the Dakota County Attorney’s Community Accountability Program for Adult First Time Property Offenses brochure. For victim information, see the Dakota County Attorney’s Victims of Property Offenses brochure.