Assessments and Evaluations

Chemical Use Assessment

Information Sheet (169A.70, 254A.03)

The Court has ordered that you complete a Chemical Use Assessment/Chemical Dependency Evaluation (CUA). This assessment provides the Court information that identifies if there is a problem associated with your use of chemicals and what level of care could be recommended to address the chemical use. Upon completion of your Chemical Use Assessment (CUA), a copy must be provided to the Isanti County Probation Department and Court Administration.  

The court ordered CUA may be completed one of three ways. Please follow the guide below to determine which way is best suited for your situation:

  1. Do you currently have health insurance?  yes (continue to #2) no (continue to #4)
  2. Health Insurance Company - You have the option of contacting your health insurance provider to inquire whether or not your policy covers a Chemical Use Assessment/Chemical Dependency Evaluation. It is not necessary that you disclose to your insurance company that this evaluation is court ordered. If funds are available through insurance, you are encouraged to continue to #3
  3. Private Provider- You have the option of choosing your own provider to complete your CUA (or your insurance may have a specific provider for you.)  On the back side of this letter, you will find a list of local providers. It is your responsibility to:
  • Contact a provider
  • Provide them with your insurance information if applicable
  • Schedule an appointment (within 30 days of your next court date)
  • Contact your assigned Probation Agent with the appointment date, time, and location
  • Complete the CUA with the provider
  • Provide a copy of the completed CUA to both Probation and Court Administration prior to your next court hearing

If you should choose not to use a Private Provider, continue to #5.

  1. RULE 25 Assessment- For those who do not currently have health insurance.

                Chemical Use Assessments may also be provided by Isanti County Family Services if you meet the minimum financial criteria, are requesting treatment services, and have no other insurance that would pay for the assessment. Contact information for Isanti County Family Services may be found on the back side of this form. If you do not live within Isanti County, you may contact Family Services within your own county of residence to inquire about services. You are responsible for completing all steps (a through f) in #3 even if you utilize Family Services.

  1. Probation Department- Chemical Use Assessment Screenings are also completed by the Probation Department.  The Department charges $100 for the screening, but does not accept insurance.  Please keep in mind that a CUA screening is not the same as a Chemical Use Assessment provided by a private provider. When a CUA screening is done by the Probation Department and it may be determined that you need additional CUA services (a complete CUA by a private provider). If this determination is made, your cost to Probation will be reduced to $25 for the screening, but you will still be responsible for payment to a private provider and completing all steps in #3 (a through f).
  2. All questions regarding your CUA should be directed to the assigned Probation Officer (see card attached).

It is your responsibility to contact our department for a list of providers if you are choosing a private provider for your CUA or to schedule a CUA screening by our department. The Chemical Use Assessment must be completed by the date as ordered by the Court or no later than three weeks after the date you were ordered by the Court.

Private Assessors/Vendors for Chemical Use Assessments

Please follow the link below to access a list of businesses/person providing services in or around Isanti County.

CUA PRIVATE PROVIDERS

 

Presentence Investigation

The Court has ordered that you complete a Presentence Investigation and that the results be provided to the Court. A scheduled appoinment with an assigned Probation Agent will be required for you to complete the Presentence Investigation.

Misdemeanor/Gross Misdemeanor Offenses - Contact the Isanti County Probation Dept. at (763) 689-3052 or your agent to scheduled an appointment for a Presentence Investigation

Felony Offenses - Contact the Isanti County Department of Corrections Probation at (763) 279-0300.

 

Domestic Abuse Evaluations

Misdemeanor/Gross Misdemeanor Offenses - Contact the Isanti County Probation Dept. at (763) 689-3052 or your agent to scheduled an appointment for a Presentence Investigation

Felony Offenses - Contact the Isanti County Department of Corrections Probation at (763) 279-0300.

 

Psychological Evaluations

Please follow the instructions on your Court Order.