• Probation Revocations from All Sides: Probation, Prosecution, and Defense Considerations

  • When

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


    Dorsey & Whitney LLP Minnesota Room

    50s South 6th St #1500
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

While Minnesota has the sixth lowest incarceration rate in the nation, Minnesota’s community supervision rate is the seventh highest. In addition, probation revocations represent a growing share of prison admissions and are a key driver of Minnesota’s rising incarceration rate. Before revoking probation, the court must make findings on the Austin factors, which require the court to specifically identify the condition or conditions violation, find that the violation was intentional or excusable, and find that the policies favoring probation no longer outweigh the need for confinement. In this session, attendees will learn what considerations the prosecutor and defense should bring to the proceeding. This session will place particular emphasis on the third Austin factor and introduce the latest research about what works in probation, including the risk-need-responsivity principle, which matches the level of supervision and conditions to the probationer’s risk to reoffend and criminogenic needs.


Deadline to register is March 12th, 2018. Visit the link above to register. Non-MSBA members can also visit the link to register, but will need to create a login to complete your registration. For ease, you may also email Kara Haro with your name and email address and she will register you personally.

Remote participation is available for this event. Instructions will be emailed to remote participants the day prior to the CLE.

Sponsored By

The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and the Minnesota State Bar Association Criminal Law Section


This event is free to attend however registration is required.

Parking Information

Ample parking is available but no validations. Easy to access from the Blue/Green line in downtown Minneapolis. 


Accessibility Information

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event please notify Kara Haro at 612-278-6329 or Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this event.

Contact Information

Kara Haro
(612) 278-6329

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University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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