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MACPO would like to thank everyone who attended our 61st Annual Spring Conference.  We are very grateful for the vendors, Breezy Point, and for everyone who supports MACPO by attending.

We also want to thank every committee member who put in the time and effort to make our Spring Conference happen. We appreciate you all!!

MACPO would like to congratulate the following

2018 MACPO Award Recipients:

Excellence in Corrections Award: Brown Nicollet Watonwan Drug Court

Outstanding Performance: Marnie Humeniuk - Chisago County

Rookie Agent of the Year: Rachael Beckman - Isanti County

MACPO Superior Service Award: Deanna Ruffing - Nicollet County


 Al Reker Award: Traci Green - Wabasha County



MACPO and American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Partnership 


The APPA Leadership Institute provides community corrections professionals with a fundamental understanding of leadership within the community corrections area. This course serves those from all different backgrounds and cultures. For more information on what this course has to offer, as well as other information about APPA please visit their website at




 MACPO President

Eric Johnson


Hello MACPO members,

My sincerest greetings from the river city of beautiful Chaska, MN!  As I write, I am taking an inventory of, and marveling at, the number of exciting conversations happening these days in the Corrections world!  Although very inspiring, they can at times be overwhelming.  It’s tough to remember what all the acronyms stand for in this business.  EBP, CSAC, TCI, JJAC, T4C, ART, MRT, ICOTS, MNSIRR, MI, MITI, LS/CMI, YLS/CMI, SARA, DVI. TBI, CBT, MI/CD, MNATSA, CCP, MNCOSA, MINNCOR…….. and the list goes on……. Implement this, evaluate that, coach this, quality control that.  The only effective way to wrap our heads around all these concepts happening simultaneously is to hit them head on, through training, collaboration, and networking.  Our MACPO organization continues to be in the thick of it all, providing quality training, collaborating with other organizations, effectively communicating with our members, and being integrally involved in the legislative process by communicating our platform to the people who can effect change at the state level.  As we look forward to our 2018 Spring Conference at lovely Breezy Point Resort, we are reminded of just how busy we are, implementing programming for those on probation to our agencies that is proven to be effective in fostering behavior change.  To the extent possible, our Training and Education committee will be addressing these interventions at regional training opportunities as well as the Spring Conference.

As MACPO President, I would like to thank all of our committee members for working hard to bring quality service to our members.  We encourage you, our members, to spread the word about MACPO…..and of course, we hope for great attendance at our Spring Conference!  Thank you and may you all have a great, short, rest of the winter!  See you this Spring!

Eric Johnson

Director, Carver County Court Services

MACPO President      


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