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Thank you to all those who attended our 16th Annual Support Staff Conference. We hope you enjoyed it!
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MACPO wants to thank all of those who attended our 60th Annual Spring Conference this week. We greatly appreciate all the support from our members, speakers, and vendors.
A special thank you to all the Past MACPO Presidents for joining us this year to ring in the 60th year.
For an updated list of residential treatment programs across the state of Minnesota please click on the PDF provided below. This document provides contact information for juvenile and adult programs.
Please join MACPO in congratulating the following 2017 award winners:
*Al Reker Distinguished Service Award : Brian "Abe" Abrahamson
*Outstanding Performance Award: Bryan Harris
*Rookie Agent of the Year: Kaylee Henson
*Excellence in Corrections Award: Otter Tail County DWI Court Program
*MACPO Superior Service Award: Evonn Westcott
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) works hard to advance protections for youth in Minnesota. Below is a report that JJAC has put together to describe what it is they do and how they assist juveniles in local communities.
Please enjoy the article posted below provided by Star Tribune.
"Yes, Minnesota has a low prison population, but that's not the whole story"
MACPO and American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Partnership
The APPA Leadership Institute provides community corrections professionals with a fundamental understanding of leadership within the community corrections area. This course serves those from all different backgrounds and cultures. For more information on what this course has to offer, as well as other information about APPA please visit their website at
Hello! On behalf of all MACPO enthusiasts, we hope you all had a great summer! As the summer comes to a close (ugh), we can reflect on the great year we’ve had so far. Of course, the much anticipated 60th MACPO Spring Conference was a great success! Carmen Rodriguez, our keynote speaker, made us laugh and challenged us in our work with clients and relationships with co-workers. Dick Beardsley closed the conference out with an inspiring message to take with us as we left the conference and headed back to our tough but rewarding work! We were further reminded that none of us can run 26.2 miles in 2:08. A huge thank you to the conference committee for putting on a great conference yet again. This Spring, we had another record breaking year for vendor attendance! Hopefully you all got your fill of valuable programming information, candy, and trinkets for the family.
As President Elect, I learned many things about MACPO. One thing I was unaware of is how hard committee members work and how dedicated they are to this organization. Many tasks are completed and decisions are made behind the scenes. Many thanks to these dedicated employees who are adding this work to their caseloads! Even though operations generally run very smoothly, these folks are still finding ways to improve procedures and, most importantly, training for our members. Thankfully, there will be very little turnover in these committees for the coming year.
In the coming months, look for more training on topics such as Peer Support, Collateral Consequences and Expungement, and the Support Staff Conference. Thank you to outgoing President Jon Schiro and Past President Neal Heumoeller, both distinguished gentlemen, for their tutelage this past year! As President, I hope to give as much support to our MACPO committees and members as possible. I am looking forward to a very successful 2017-2018 MACPO season!
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