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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’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.


Jane Schmid, Chair
Brown County Probation

Committee Members

Shannon Amundson – Volunteers of America 
Mary Arsenault
– Crow Wing County Community Services
Allison Carroll
– Woodland Hills
Holly Clark –
Lolita Davis Carter – Hennepin County – MN WorkForce Center
Julie Duff – DFO County Probation
Andrea Emery – Goodhue County Court Services
Rebecca Erickson
– MCF-Lino Lakes
Richard Gardell – Retiree
Rick Gieseke – Rice County Community Corrections
Mark Groves
– Department of Employment and Economic Development
Mark Haase – MCA Project Manager
Tim Haug
– Cass County Probation
Sherry Johnson – Pine County Probation
Mattson – Woodland Hills
Mike McGrath – Washington County Community Corrections
Laraine Mickelson – MCF-Moose Lake
Jennifer Nimps – Scott County Community Corrections
Kari Pelton – MCF-Red Wing
Hal Pickett –  Headway Emotional Health Services
Dorie Rose – MCF-Stillwater
Shon Thieren – MCF Red Wing
Monty Vikdal – DFO County Probation

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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