Awards


Pictured are Kim Davis with the Center of Alcohol and Drug Treatment and Daniel Lew, Chief Public Defender with the 6th Judicial District.

2017

The winner of the 2017 MAPSA Board of Directors award this year was the “Next Step” program

In April of 2015, the Sixth Judicial District Public Defender’s Office initiated a program called “Next Step”: a “Probation Assistance Clinic.” The Next Step program is a collaborative effort between the Sixth Judicial District’s Public Defender’s Office; Arrowhead Regional Corrections Probation Officers in Duluth, MN; and the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Duluth, MN.
The Next Step program creates a support network addressing those areas essential to client success, and those areas where clients often struggle. Next Step addresses client needs holistically, providing more responsive and thorough support. Assistance is available in one form or another to Next Step clients at many stages and in multiple contexts.
Most of the participants involved in the Next Step program are pre-trial release clients who have been released from jail on Arrowhead Regional Correction’s “Intensive Pre-Trial Release” program. Intensive Pre-Trial release clients are commonly considered to be high risk/high needs clients. These pre-trial clients are released from jail to the supervision of a probation officer. Qualifying clients are offered the opportunity to participate in the Next Step program. Staff from the Public Defender’s office and the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment then collaborate with the probation officer and the client to provide assistance in order to increase the chances of the client’s success during their time on pre-trial release status and beyond.

2016

Roberta Frahm and Sarah Byers-Scott

2016 MAPSA Board of Directors Winners

Congradulations to Roberta Frahm and Sarah Byers-Scott with Stearns County Community Correction. They were nominated and chosen for the 2016 MAPSA Board of Director’s Award. They were nominated by Stearns County Corrections management based on their efforts to supervise defendants on a very “street level” typeof supervision that has ensured that defendants are compliant with their release conditions and helped develop a closing working relationship with law enforcement and the Courts.

2009 ARC Logo for website

2015

ARC Intensive Supervision Pretrial Release Program Staff

2015 MAPSA Board of Directors Winner

2014

2014

Diana Wilkie

Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office

Congratulations to the Board of Directors Award winner Diana Wilkie! Diana received her award at the 2014 MAPSA Annual Conference.

Diana was a charter member of MAPSA in 1995. She served as Conference Chairperson from 1995-1999 & 2007-2012, Vice President from 2007-2011, and President from 2011-2013. Diana currently works for the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office as a Disposition Advisor Supervisor.

2013

2013

Nicole Schroden

U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services

Congratulations to Board of Directors Award Winner Nicole Schroden from U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services. Nicole received her award at the 2013 Annual Conference held at Mystic Lake and Casino on April 11, 2013.

2011

2011

Pat McCarthy

Hennepin County Community Corrections

Pat received her award at the 2011 Annual Conference held at the Landmark Center in St. Paul. Pat has been a chemical health assessor with Hennepin County since 1997. Her work with Pretrial services throughout the years has been greatly appreciated by those who rely on her expertise. Congratulations Pat!

2010

2010

Lorraine Coan

Hennepin County Community Corrections

Lorraine received her award at the 2010 Annual Conference held at the Landmark Center in St. Paul. Lorraine has been a dedicated Pretrial Services Probation Officer since the inception of the Pretrial Unit in Hennepin County. Congratulations Lorraine!

2009

2009

Mike Gephart

Hennepin County Community Corrections

2008

2008

Mary Pat Maher

Project Remand

2007

2007

Tom Schroeder

Operation de Novo

2007-mary

2007

Mary Ann Wonn

Brown County Probation

2006

2006

Tim Gothmann

Operation de Novo

2005

2005

Jodi Schmidt

Kandiyohi County Attorney’s Office

2005-vicki-brittany

2005

Vicki Netjes & Brittany Taylor

Sherburne County Court Services

2004

Mower County Correctional Services

Drivers License Return Program

2003

Ralph Davies

Operation de Novo

2002

Les Schultz

Brown County Probation Director

2001 National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) Olgiati Award

James T. Brown

Operation de Novo

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