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July 25, 2023

County’s Behavioral Health Services Unit earns national recognition

Rice County and its Behavioral Health Services Unit have been recognized with a 2023 Achievement Award in the Human Services category from the National Association of Counties. 

July 20, 2023
Programs build social and problem-solving skills, reduce recidivism

Three Rice County Community Corrections programs are helping clients learn skills proven to move justice-involved individuals away from criminal behavior.

July 17, 2023

Moving On: Program helps participants learn skills to leave their past behind

The smile that spread across Victoria Carrejo’s face stretched almost from one ear to another. Her eyes were bright; her gaze determined. She was moving only forward. Not back, never back.

May 24, 2023
Treatment court program ‘transformative,’ say judge, county attorney

Change is never easy. It takes commitment, courage and time. And when it happens for participants in Rice County’s Treatment Court, it’s “transformative,” says District Court Judge Jeffrey Johnson.

May 12, 2023
Probation officers approved to carry anti-opioid medication

The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a policy allowing Rice County probation officers to carry and administer the anti-opioid naloxone, a decision county leaders believe will save lives.

Feb. 14, 2023
Community Corrections’ ‘go-to guy’ is association’s best supporting agent

There’s at least one in every office: someone who readily volunteers for most any assignment, who’s always there to help, gladly willing to lend a hand. For Rice County Community Corrections, that person is Aaron Osborne.


Oct. 11, 2022

$1M federal grant aimed at bridging gap in drug treatment, support programs

July 8, 2022

By embedding social workers with officers, county looks to reduce criminal behavior

Feb. 6, 2022
Myths & Facts: Why incarceration is not the best way to keep communities safe

Feb. 2, 2022
Gieseke to helm merged county departments

Jan. 12, 2022
Looking to streamline services, Rice County board OKs departments’ merger