Ramsey County Pretrial Case Manager

Pretrial Case Managers are the nexus that serves the needs of defendants who are economically, racially, and ethnically diverse and assist those clients in navigating the criminal justice system. They hold the client accountable and help ensure court appearances and they remain arrest-free during the pretrial period. Clients often experience mental health and/or substance abuse disorders and require a Case Manager who is both empathetic and compassionate. The Case Manager should have knowledge of the criminal justice system and act as a neutral party between the client, the District Attorney’s Office, and defense.

The Case Manager will monitor, supervise, and assist clients have successful pretrial supervision by identifying and addressing barriers to attending court hearings, develop knowledge and collaborative relationships with various community service providers, establish plans to meet and address client’s individual needs, prepare, and submit court reports of the client’s status and progress.  The Case Manager may conduct field visits to the client’s home, employer, other service providers, or community outreach locations as needed.


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Ability to communicate professionally and accurately, both orally and written
  • Organized, attentive to detail, ability to multi-task, work independently
  • Ability to work well with individuals from diverse economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Fluency in Spanish/Somali/Hmong (spoken and written) preferred
  • Experience working with criminal justice-involved clients preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, or related human services field
  • Pre-employment background check conducted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile with insurance
  • Ascribe to and champion The Difference Principles