U-Turn Day Treatment is a shorter version of the New Chance Program, with a 30- to 90-day completion schedule. The U-Turn Program consists of education through the on-site Riverside School provided by Intermediate School District 917, daily group behavioral therapy sessions, and transition support.
As with New Chance, educational services are individualized to offender needs and abilities, and offenders can earn school credits. If appropriate, they can obtain their General Educational Development diplomas (GEDs). Offenders 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.
For more information, contact Dakota County Community Corrections at 651-438-8399.