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Capitol Hill Day 2016
We are pleased to announce a collaborative MCA/MACPO/MCCA Legislative Update workshop. This FREE forum provides information on what is being addressed during legislative sessions and is also a great opportunity to ask questions regarding our state of affairs. Come and attend this event and learn how various departments are dealing with the changes that are occurring in the legislative field. To learn more about this event and to register click on the link below
Prepared by Les Schultz, Brown County Probation Director
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.
MN Department of Public Safety has Released a Report, Youth in Minnesota Correctional Facilities and Adverse Childhood Experiences
As I am writing this, it is early December and in the mid-40s outside. Can’t beat that! (Unless you enjoy ice fishing or snowmobiling.)
There are some very exciting things happening for probation officers via the recent secondary trauma/peer support trainings. MACPO collaborated
with Rice County to have Kirsten Lewis, from Maricopa County, Arizona, come back for a week to train us in topics of secondary trauma and peer support for critical incidents and stress management. With staff across the state now trained as peer support for probation officers, MACPO will be releasing an interactive map with resources for agents to use in those difficult times soon. The development of ongoing communication between the trained peer support agents will also be occurring through the use of online discussion boards and upcoming meetings to enhance this new support for probation offices. More details to come soon!
Two things were very evident to me while being in a room full of probation officers from across the state stemming from all three delivery systems. The first evident thing to me was that probation officers often feel most comfortable debriefing and leaning upon each other in most work related situations. It’s as if we speak this special language that many others, including our loved ones, would not truly understand the serious nature of our jobs. The second thing is that we have some amazing people working in this field doing some really incredible work. I am very proud to be a member of the probation officer network and thank each of you for all that you do.
The MACPO Executive Board is busy preparing our legislative platform and upcoming trainings including the spring conference. Based on the early reports of speakers booked for the conference, I am very excited about the incredible training opportunities that will be provided.
Please take the time to nominate those who are deserving of the annual awards offered by MACPO. Please visit the MACPO.net website to submit nominations for those awards. If your office is working with any students/interns, also make sure to direct them to the MACPO scholarship application posted on the homepage.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions and/or comments throughout my term as President.
Have a great holiday season!
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