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Juvenile Justice Committee

This Committee shall focus on issues germane to juvenile justice and shall work closely with the legislative committee/legislative liaison including preparing position statements that have Executive Board or Presidential approval. 


  • Promote representation on the committee that broadly represents Minnesota‚Äôs 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.


Jane Schmid, Chair
Brown County Probation

Committee Members
  Fred Bernard - Washington County
Lolita Davis Carter, Minneapolis WorkForce Center
Julie Duff - Olmsted County
Rebecca Erickson - MCF-Lino Lakes
Andrea Emery - Goodhue County Court Services
Richard Gardell - Retiree
Rick Gieseke - Rice County Community Corrections
Mark Haase - MCA JJ21 Project Manager
Kathy Halvorson - MCF-Faribault
Bryan E. Harris – Cass County Probation Dept.
Sherry Johnson - Pine County Probation
Keri Lorenz - Scott County Community Corrections
Mike McGrath - Washington County Community Corrections
Laraine Mickelson - MCF-Moose Lake
Jackie Nichols - Carver County Court Services

Jennifer Nimps - Scott County
Keri Pelton - MCF-Red Wing
Hal Pickett Headway Emotional Health Services
Dorie Rose - MCF-Stillwater
Shon Thieren - MCF-Red Wing
Monty Vikdal - DFO Community Corrections

Juvenile Resource Guide -click here
(If may work best to save this document to your
computer and open it up from there)

Juvenile Justice 21 Project

Click here for reports and resources

MCA Office 
PO Box 261
Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320 
Fax: 651.717.6137

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