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    • 03/19/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Please join us for this Free Members
    Workshop on March 19th

    Maximum Potential:
    Working with Justice System-Involved Youth

    March 19, 2021
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Attendance through Zoom

    Zoom information will be emailed to attendees on March 17th.
    Attendees - please add Admin@mn-ca.org to your safe sender e-mail list so the notification with Zoom info doesn't go into your Junk mail. 


    *Free training event for MCA Members
    Not an MCA member yet? Click here to join

    Reaching youth and teens is a difficult task. This becomes even more difficult when criminal activity, anti-social attitudes, and chemical use are involved. This training will focus on how to assist these youth in building skills while exploring their past experiences, all while gaining understanding about themselves and making changes in the process. My hope is that you will leave with tangible ideas to utilize in your work with youth and new ways to engage with youth faced with difficult past experiences and difficult current circumstances.

    Presenter - Melissa McCann 

    Melissa McCann is a Corrections Security Caseworker Career at the MN Department of Corrections and has worked for the department since 2004. She graduated from Hamline University in 2003 with BA degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Psychology. She returned to college to attend Metropolitan State University for alcohol and drug counseling and been a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy since 2008. Her passion and involvement in corrections has been with the juvenile population, substance abuse and working with chemically dependent youth, training and facilitation, along with building staff wellness. This has led her to be involved in many projects including department strategic planning on recruitment and retention, curriculum development, auditing of programming and services, along with development and implementation of substance abuse and general population programming. Melissa is passionate about helping youth see their true potential and make meaningful changes despite their past experiences.

    Melissa is a member of the Minnesota Corrections Association Board of Directors as the Student Services chair. She was awarded the MN Juvenile Detention Association-MCF-Red Wing Juvenile Detention Worker of the Year in 2006. Melissa and her husband both work at the MN Correctional Facility-Red Wing and reside in the Red Wing area.

    Click Here to Register for This Workshop!

    Not an MCA member yet? Click here to join

    • 03/25/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Event through Zoom.

    Registration is Open

    MCA Spring Workshop
    Criminal Minds
    "Supervising offenders with various mental health needs"
    March 25, 2021*
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    8:30 Registration & Sponsor Spotlights 
    This event will be attended through Zoom. 

    *Attendee registrations transferred from
     the 2020 to 2021 event date. 

    Join us for this full day of training ~ 

     Click here for agenda and presenter information  


    Event Sponsors:

    Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
    Restoration Counseling and Community Services (RCCS)
    St. Mary's University of Minnesota
    Securus Monitoring Solutions
    Sequel Youth Family Services

    • 03/25/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Webinar
    • 6

    MCA Spring Workshop
    March 25, 2021
    Event Sponsor Registration

    **Registration is Limited**

    This will be a virtual event for attendees and our event sponsors

    Criminal Minds -  "Supervising offenders
    with various mental health needs"

     We look forward to you being an event sponsor!
    You will be provided an opportunity to speak directly to our attendees during this event.

    We would also like you to provide an ad or article that we will be sharing with our attendees to promote your product or services.

    Those that registered in 2020 are now registered for this event.  

    • 04/15/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Training Event

    Become an Event Sponsor for the

    Annual Juvenile Justice Conference

    April 15, 2021
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    This will be a virtual training event.


    MCA and MACPO are excited to present the Annual Juvenile Justice Conference in a virtual platform this year!  

    Because there are no in-person events scheduled at this time, all those who would normally register as an exhibitor will be "Event Sponsors"

    Starting immediately with e-mail notifications that are sent with information about the Juvenile Justice Conference, All Event Sponsors will be noted!

    During the event, each event sponsor will have an opportunity to speak directly to the attendees through our virtual platform at times that will be specifically scheduled for you.  You will also be able to participate in the chat responding to questions during the event day.

    We are creating an Juvenile Justice Event Page on our website.  This page will be made available to our attendees starting now and 30-days post-event.  There you will have the opportunity to:

    • Place your logo.
    • Have a direct link to your website.
    • Invite attendees to your website and hold special drawings. Receive leads and contact information from participants who sign up there to learn more about your programs and services.
    • Post documents
    • Notify our attendees when you can be available to live chat (outside of our event day) and a direct email link for you to have our attendees email you for appointment requests.

    And we are definitely open to suggestions from our sponsors on what they would like to see on our website event page as well!

    Register Today!  Registration will be limited!


    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be e-mailed to the MCA office at mca-mn@hotmail.com. *100% refund by 03/15/21; 50% refund 03/16/21 - 04/02/21; no refunds after 04/02/21.  
    *If Subway E-gift card has been sent, cost of e-gift cards sent will be deducted from refund.

    • 04/15/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting


    MCA and MACPO Presents
     Annual Juvenile Justice Conference

    April 15, 2021
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    This conference will be held in a virtual platform

    Registration Now Open

    Sessions Include:

    Understanding the Therapy Process & Desired Outcomes for Adolescents Experiencing Trauma – Dr. Timothy Wright, Director of Outpatient Services, Village Ranch

    Lawyers, Clients & Narrative: Tools for Practice – Carolyn Grose, Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

     Restorative Justice: Creating Spaces Where Shift Happens – Ted Lewis, Consultant for the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking, University of Minnesota-Duluth

     Thinking Differently: A Collaborative Approach to Juvenile Justice – Reese Frederickson, Pine County Attorney

     A Just Response: Exploring Restorative Philosophy in Schools and Juvenile Diversion – Chrissy Gamst, RJ Practitioner and Laraine Mickelson, Mickelson Consulting

    Full event schedule to be posted.
    Certificate of Attendance with training hours will be available upon request.

    Event Sponsors:

    Boys Town
    McCrossan Boys Ranch
    Midwest Monitoring & Surveillance
    Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
    MN Adult & Teen Challenge
    NextGen Monitoring
    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
    Village Ranch Inc
    West Central Regional Juvenile Center

    Event Sponsor Opportunities are limited
      Click here
    for to become and Event Sponsor & Register


    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be e-mailed to the MCA office at mca-mn@hotmail.com. 100% refund* by 03/15/21; 50% refund* 03/16/21 -04/02/21; no refunds after 04/02/21. In lieu of cancellation you may have a replacement in your spot. *If Subway E-Gift Card has been sent, $10 will be deducted from refund.

MCA Office 

PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320

Email: mca-mn@hotmail.com 

MCA Office 

PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320

Email: mn-ca 

Fax: 651.717.6137

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