New Chance is a Court-ordered day treatment program for juvenile male offenders age 14–18 years. The 5–7 month program provides highly structured and intensive treatment, daily group behavioral therapy sessions, and transition support. While in New Chance, offenders continue their education at the on-site Riverside School provided through Intermediate School District 917.
Education services are individualized to offender needs and abilities, and they can earn school credits. If appropriate, offenders in New Chance can obtain their General Educational Development diplomas (GEDs). They also participate in behavior therapy groups to help them develop decision making skills and develop pro-social behaviors. Offenders receive employment preparation and assistance, and transition support is provided to all offenders as they finish the program.
For more information, contact Dakota County Community Corrections at 651-438-8399.