On January 1, 2023, a new Dodge & Olmsted (D&O) Community Corrections team became effective. This change follows a decision from the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners and Administration to withdraw from the joint powers agreement from what was previously known as Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted (DFO) Community Corrections.
“We had a community corrections partnership with Fillmore County for several decades, and we wish them nothing but the best as they go in a new direction,” said D&O Community Corrections Director Nikki Niles. “D&O Community Corrections will continue to provide services to adults and juveniles in Dodge and Olmsted counties.”
“Dodge County and Olmsted County have been partners in the delivery of community corrections since the inception of legislation in 1973 and implementation in 1974,” said Olmsted County Deputy Administrator Travis Gransee. “The strong relationship between these two counties has led to some of the most effective and innovative corrections services in Minnesota.”
He added, “We look forward to continuing the tradition of providing evidence-based rehabilitative approaches that improve public safety.”
Olmsted County had six DFO Community Corrections employees staffed in Fillmore County. Those employees will maintain employment with Olmsted County.
“I am incredibly proud of this team and their service to our clients in Fillmore County,” said D&O Community Corrections Program Manager Michelle Olson. “Collectively, these six employees have more than 100 years in this field and have positively impacted the lives of many.”
For more information on D&O Community Corrections, please visit Olmsted County’s website.