Julie Rud is the community corrections field services area director for Hennepin County (Minneapolis). Only five states have more people on probation than Minnesota, yet Hennepin County is a leader in reforms to supervision, including eliminating fees and cutting the use of drug testing in half since 2017. Below is an edited and condensed version of remarks delivered by Rud as a panelist at the “Drug Testing and Community Supervision: Interrogating Policy, Practice, and Purpose” convening in Columbus, Ohio, in November 2023.

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