The Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers (MACPO) recognizes that probation work is stressful and can place employees with high-risk individuals and in high-risk situations. This stress, caused by both critical incidents and cumulative job stress, has the potential to jeopardize work performance, safety, health, and relationships. As a response, MACPO has posted this state-wide list of probation officers and volunteers. This list is intended for individual probation officers as well as administrators to utilize at their own discretion.
The following volunteers are willing to meet with probation officers from their own department, as well as other counties, who are experiencing stress caused by critical incidents or cumulative job stress for the purposes of providing peer support. They have all been trained in peer support and have agreed to a set of standards to including keeping any conversations completely confidential, with the exception of the following:
1.) Situations in which there is an indication the employee presents a clear and present danger to himself/herself or others.
2.) Situations in which it appears there is a violation of any law that would normally be enforced by law enforcement.
During the conversation, if an employee begins to describe any of the circumstances listed above, the Peer Support team member will inform the employee that confidentiality cannot be maintained.
Please note that MACPO does not oversee any of these individuals or provide supervision of any Peer Support Program, but is simply providing a list of willing volunteers. Please contact any of the following staff members and notify them that you seeking the assistance of a Peer Support member.
Debra Briggs, Ramsey County Community Corrections
Sarah Byers, Stearns County Community Corrections
Sue Clark, Isanti County Probation
Kelli Cline, Rice County Community Corrections
Carter Diers, Wright County Court Services
Carter.email@example.com 612-963-9303 (cell)
Stephanie Duhme, Rice County Community Corrections
Karen Evans, Wright County Court Services
Nicole Gosling, Stearns County Community Corrections
Jill Hady, Brown County Probation
Jill.firstname.lastname@example.org 507-766-2666 (cell)
Neal Huemoeller, Wright County Court Services
Neal.email@example.com 612-309-7536 (cell)
Debbie Lawrence, Isanti County Probation
Chelle Marquardt, Rice County Community Corrections
Deborah Mason, Ramsey County Community Corrections
Mark Mehl, Dakota County Community Corrections
Traci Pence, Dakota County Community Corrections
Michele Rudnik, DFO Community Corrections
Deanna Ruffing, Nicollet County Probation
Deanna.firstname.lastname@example.org 507-317-5517 (cell)
Rob Schrodel, Hennepin County Community Corrections
Tammy Thompson, Meeker County Court Services
Jason Vandekamp, Isanti County Probation
Jason.email@example.com 763-286-5129 (cell)
Evonn Westcott, Brown County Probation
Jennifer Nimps, Scott County Community Corrections