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    • 02/08/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Corrections Capitol Day

    Sponsored by:
    MCA, MACCAC, MACPO

    February 8, 2023
     8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    via Zoom

    Join us for this Annual Event!
    Registration is open to all members and non-members

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    Attendees will have the opportunity to meet legislators and have them respond to questions about corrections in Minnesota.

    For registration, your legislative district is required. 
    Click here for a list of districts. 

    Still not sure of your district number? 
    Click on the link below and enter your address to find out who represents you at home and work!  https://www.gis.lcc.mn.gov/iMaps/districts/  

    Contact your legislator and invite them to attend this Annual Corrections Capitol Day Event ~ copy MCA's  legislative liaison Cal Saari on the e-mail or if you have talked to your legislator directly and they would like to attend, contact Cal so that he can get them scheduled for the event!   Cal Saari: sisuwithsaari@aol.com

     Register for This event Today!  

    YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL IMMEDIATELY UPON COMPLETION OF YOUR REGISTRATION WITH THE ZOOM LINK TO THIS EVENT.

    If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation with the link, please email the MCA office at
    mca-mn@hotmail.com  

    • 02/17/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Free Members Workshop

    Ethical Issues and Boundaries in 
    Practitioner-Client Relationships
    February 17, 2023

     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


    Workshop Details:  This 3-hour workshop will help participants become exposed and familiar with ethical theory and boundary issues pertaining to their profession. Participants will also be provided with an introduction to understanding and recognizing the origins, potential dangers and implications of behaving in a manner that crosses over the boundaries of ethical guidelines. All professionals have a violation potential, which is the product of the risks we take compounded by our unseen internal vulnerabilities. This course covers these issues to help develop a plan to minimize the potential for a boundary and ethical transgression, thereby protecting the professional, the client and the professions.

    Objectives

    • Be introduced to the concept of ethics, a beginning discussion of the moral underpinnings found within one's own ethical theory and principles, and the possible “source” of one's moral authority.
    • Review the relationship between professional ethics & law.
    • Explore their own awareness of professional ethics through vignettes of clinical dilemmas.
    • Be able to define and differentiate between boundary crossings and boundary violations.
    • Gain insight into professional risks and personal vulnerabilities in order to protect one's self, the client and the profession from possible boundary transgressions.
    • Learn the warning signs of potential and actual ethical and boundary issues for the purpose of early detection, processing and, where necessary, effective intervention

    Presenter: Mark Groves, M.S.Ed., LADC. Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

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    Registration will close at 4 p.m. 2-days before event.  Zoom information will be emailed to attendees upon registration confirmation and 2 days before the event after registration has closed.

     

    Register for This Workshop Today!  
    Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. 2 days before event

    *This is a Free training event for MCA Members

    Not an MCA member yet? Click here to join


    • 03/17/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Free Members Workshop

    Restorative Justice Overview
     March 17, 2023
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


    Sponsor Spotlight

    R.A.I.N. Homes

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    This workshop will leave attendees with practical information about restorative justice philosophy and how it is enacted in Minnesota Department of Corrections settings with people who have caused and survived severe harm.

    Minnesota DOC Restorative Justice Program staff will connect basic information about restorative justice philosophy, processes, and practices to the way they are applied throughout the DOC system. They will focus specifically on victim/survivor-initiated processes coordinated by Central Office staff, facility-based programming, and apology letters.

    Objectives

    • Provide an overview of restorative justice philosophy, processes, and practices.
    • Describe challenges and opportunities associated with using RJ in post-conviction, carceral settings and in cases of domestic violence, sexual abuse, homicide, and other severe violence.   
    • Explain Minnesota DOC options for victim/survivor-initiated and facility-based restorative justice programs and processes.

    Presenter Bios:
    Sarah King, MA:  Sara is the Restorative Justice Coordinator for the MN Department of Corrections. In this role Sarah is responsible for providing restorative process options to victims/survivors, supporting restorative programming within the state prison system, and identifying opportunities for systems-change through a restorative lens. Sarah has over a decade of experience with restorative practices, ranging from local to international applications, but specializes in applying restorative practices in cases of severe harm and violence. Sarah has a Master’s in Conflict Transformation and Restorative Justice from the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University.

    Chris Godsey, Ed.D: (in teaching and learning):  Chris has worked as a restorative justice specialist in the Minnesota Department of Corrections Victim Services & Restorative Justice Program since January 2022. He coordinates the DOC Apology Letter Bank and serves as a DOC Central Office primary contact for restorative justice councils at all 10 DOC facilities. From July 2019 until December 2021 he coordinated the Men as Peacemakers Domestic Violence Restorative Circles Program in Duluth, MN. Since 2010 he has co-facilitated weekly critical dialogue in the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter curriculum, and from the late 1990s until 2019 he taught writing and first-year seminar courses at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the College St. Scholastica.

    Tito Campbell:  Tito is a Restorative Justice Specialist for the MN Department of Corrections’ Victim Services and Restorative Justice Unit. Tito is a formerly incarcerated person and has over ten years of experience applying restorative practices in carceral settings. At MCF-Stillwater, Tito was a member of the Restorative Justice Council as well as the unit coordinator and treatment mentor in the Atlantis treatment program. 

    Camille Buckley:  Camille is a Junior at the University of St. Thomas, majoring in Sociology and Justice and Peace Studies, with minors in French and American Culture and Difference. Through her studies she has engaged with justice and restorative principles in a variety of ways, including facilitating campus wide conversations on settler colonialism and critical race theory. She has aspirations to go to law school and is passionate about continuing to work with restorative justice practices in severe harm and carceral capacities.


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    Registration will close at 4 p.m. 2-days before event.  Zoom information will be emailed to attendees upon registration confirmation and 2 days before the event after registration has closed.

     

     

    Register for This Workshop Today!  
    Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. 2 days before event

    *This is a Free training event for MCA Members

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    • 04/21/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Free Members Workshop

    "A job can change a life"
    Presented by EMPLOY
    April 21, 2023

     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

     

    Workshop Details

    The goal of this workshop is to inform MCA members how the DOC is preparing releasing individuals for job search pre and post release.


    Objectives:  

    *  Increase awareness of the EMPLOY Program

    *  Understand its design and services

    *  Share program evaluation results on post release employment and recidivism reduction outcomes


    Workshop Description

    Created in 2006, EMPLOY is a voluntary employment service program providing work readiness and job search preparation DOC wide for individuals that are 24 months or less to serve in their sentence. Our mission is to reduce recidivism by providing participants with the necessary tools to locate, obtain, and retain gainful employment. We accomplish this through offering work readiness and job search training, providing education to employers about creating fair hiring practices within their companies and the benefits of hiring from the second chance population, connecting skilled participants with the appropriate job leads, offering follow up support, and encouraging positive change. The EMPLOY Program prepares participants not only for successful reentry into the world of work, but to ensure they are successful with job retention, thus helping employers fill the employment void left by low unemployment and high job vacancy numbers.


    Presenters Mark Schultz & JoAnn M. Brown


    Mark Schultz joined the EMPLOY team as a Workforce Development Specialist in July of 2022 after working for the Department of Employment and Economic Development for 13 years as an Employment Counselor and later the Labor Market Analyst for the 20 counties in Southeast and South-Central Minnesota. During his tenure with DEED, Mark specialized in assisting those who have been incarcerated as well as individuals who have a criminal background but have not served time in a prison, as well as focusing on labor market information for the second chance population. Mark's corrections experience dates back to 2003 when he started his career as a Correctional Officer at the Stillwater prison before attending graduate school


    loAnn M. Brown joined the DOC MINNCOR Industries team as a Workforce Development Specialist for the EMPLOY Program in 2007. In this capacity, she facilitated job search training session for program participant prior to their release. In 2011, JoAnn was promoted to supervise the EMPLOY Program. In 2020, the EMPLOY Program was suspended due to budget deficits and was relaunched in 2022. Along with being reassigned to supervise the EMPLOY Program once again, JoAnn is directing services for the Community Reentry Unit "Employment Matters!" grant, is the DOC liaison to community partner programs that are employment focused, and coordinates referrals for DEED Veteran Employment Services. JoAnn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Winona State University, is a certified Offender Workforce Development Specialist Lead Instructor, a CPC Assessor, and previously was certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator. JoAnn.Brown@state.mn.us




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    Registration will close at 4 p.m. 2-days before event.  Zoom information will be emailed to attendees upon registration confirmation and 2 days before the event after registration has closed.

     

     

    Register for This Workshop Today!  
    Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. 2 days before event

    *This is a Free training event for MCA Members

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PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320

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