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Committee purpose statement:
This committee shall work closely with the legislative committee/legislative liaison including preparing position statements that have Executive Board or Presidential approval.

Committee action statement:
This Committee shall focus on issues germane to juvenile justice. 


  • Promote representation on the committee that broadly represents Minnesota’s Juvenile Justice Professionals.
  • Expand participation in and knowledge of statewide initiatives that pertain to juvenile justice and keep the Board apprised of these issues.
  • Remain current about juvenile justice issues and provide information needed to support excellence in practice and address correctional leadership in the field.  
  • Work closely with legislative committee on pending legislative action as it relates to juvenile justice and respond with position statements (with Board approval) when necessary.

Kari Boser - MCF-Red Wing
Jane Schmid- Brown County Probation

Committee Members

Dustin Berg - Western Regional Juvenile Center

Kristin Diercks - Goodhue County Court Services

Julie Duff - DFO County Probation

Tim Haug – Cass County Probation

Sherry Johnson – Pine County Probation

Kate Langer - Rice County Community Corrections

Erik Mattson – WebMed Mental Health Service

Mike McGrath – Washington County Community Corrections

Laraine Mickelson – Mickelson Consulting / DHS

Elisabeth Payne - Isanti County Probation

Duane Stanley - Mower County Correctional Services

Shon Thieren – MCF Red Wing

Michelle Walker - Goodhue County Court Services

To get in touch with the committee chairs: 

Juvenile Resource Guide- click here (save doc to your computer and open)

Juvenile Justice 21 Project- click here for reports and resources

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