Minnesota Association of 
County Probation Officers 

Peer Support for Probation Agents

MACPO recognizes 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 the profession in of itself, has the potential to jeopardize work performance, safety, health, and relationships. As a response, MACPO has posted this state-wide list of probation agents. This list is intended for individual probation agents and administrators to utilize at their own discretion.

The individuals identified herein are willing to meet with probation agents 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 agree to keep peer support conversations confidential, except for 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 law violation

During the conversation, if a Probation Agent describes either of the above-listed circumstances, the certified Peer Support professional will advise that confidentiality cannot be maintained.

Please note that MACPO does not oversee any of these individuals nor do we supervise a Peer Support Program of any kind. We are simply providing this resource list of willing volunteers. If you are seeking the assistance of a Peer Support member, then please contact one of the individuals listed below.





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