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Now Accepting Applications for the Academic Memorial Scholarship
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58th Annual MACPO Spring Conference
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Prepared by Les Schultz, Brown County Probation Director
Juvenile Justice 21
A Roadmap for Minnesota Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century
We are pleased to announce that all of the Juvenile Justice 21 local stakeholder forums have been held. Click here for a short description of the project and stay tuned for more information.
Contact Deanna at President@MACPO.net
Congratulations again to our award winners: John Klavins- Al Reker Distinguished Service Award; Chuck Kitzman-Outstanding Performance Award; Mary Ann Wonn and Brown County Teen Court Program-Excellence in Corrections Award; Lindsay Cates-Rookie Agent of the Year Award and Steve Paquay-MACPO Superior Service Award. MACPO also recognized Bruce Hagstrom as Outgoing President-Elect and for his work on the Legislative Committee. Both Steve Paquay and Bruce Hagstrom were recognized and wished well in their retirement. Jocelyn Worden also deserves special recognition as she provided excellent service for MACPO following two terms as Secretary. Jocelyn was also instrumental in updating our bylaws that were approved last year. Following the election, we welcome President-Elect, Neal Huemoeller of Wright County and Jill Ferretti our newly elected Secretary to the Executive Board. We would also like to thank Commissioner Tom Roy and Deputy Commissioner Ron Solheid for their support of our organization and spending the time they did with us at the conference this year.
We recently recognized Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week. The work we do in Corrections is essential and recognition for excellence should not go unnoticed. The Executive Board wants to encourage nominations for awards to honor high quality of work in the field. The nomination forms may now be found on the website and can be forwarded to the MACPO President throughout the year. There will also be reminder emails sent to the membership as well with the awards to be presented at the spring conference.
We are excited to continue partnering with our lobbyist, Lisa Frenette who was instrumental in the passing of the Stay of Adjudication Bill this last session. The Legislative Committee worked very hard on this initiative. During summer festivities please take the extra time to speak to your legislators to promote and educate on what we do each day in corrections. This is a funding year and we will need to strive even harder so that our initiatives obtain the attention they deserve.
I look forward to this coming year to serve a second term as your President!