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MACPO Thanks All Attendees of the
58th Annual Spring Conference!
MACPO Congratulates Cassie Schmidt as the Recipient for the 2015 Academic Memorial Scholarship
See the Academic Memorial Scholarship Page for more information.
Prepared by Les Schultz, Brown County Probation Director
MN Department of Public Safety has Released a Report, Youth in Minnesota Correctional Facilities and Adverse Childhood Experiences
Hello and happy July!
I have been fortunate to be President-Elect over the last year and in that time I have learned a lot. Much of this learning has been shown to me by current MACPO
President Deanna Ruffing. In no way do I think I can fill her footsteps. However, I hope to create steps right next to the path she has created for MACPO. I really appreciate the opportunity I have been given to be President of MACPO and promise to work hard leading this great organization.
MACPO co-hosted a training on April 29-30th, 2015 with National Institute of Corrections (NIC) on the topic of "Secondary Trauma." As one of the attendees along with now reviewing the evaluations from other attendees, I can comfortably say the training was a huge success. The information that was provided was very applicable to our jobs as Probation Officers and something that needs to be addressed for the general well-being of each individual. I am already in contact with National Institute of Corrections to schedule a training this fall for those interested in becoming a peer support/mentor for traumatic issues within an office and a training for management on this issue. Continue to check MACPO.net for more information!
And then there is the MACPO Spring Conference that just took place in May 2015. The Training and Education Committee and Membership Committee knocked another one out of the park with this conference. I was very impressed with the hard work of these committees and everything was a success. Even Elvis made an appearance at the conference!
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