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Maximum Potential: Working with Justice System-Involved Youth

  • 03/19/2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • This event is free for members.
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Please join us for this Free Members
Workshop on March 19th

Maximum Potential:
Working with Justice System-Involved Youth

March 19, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Attendance through Zoom

Zoom information will be emailed to attendees on March 17th.
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*Free training event for MCA Members
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Reaching youth and teens is a difficult task. This becomes even more difficult when criminal activity, anti-social attitudes, and chemical use are involved. This training will focus on how to assist these youth in building skills while exploring their past experiences, all while gaining understanding about themselves and making changes in the process. My hope is that you will leave with tangible ideas to utilize in your work with youth and new ways to engage with youth faced with difficult past experiences and difficult current circumstances.

Presenter - Melissa McCann 

Melissa McCann is a Corrections Security Caseworker Career at the MN Department of Corrections and has worked for the department since 2004. She graduated from Hamline University in 2003 with BA degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Psychology. She returned to college to attend Metropolitan State University for alcohol and drug counseling and been a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy since 2008. Her passion and involvement in corrections has been with the juvenile population, substance abuse and working with chemically dependent youth, training and facilitation, along with building staff wellness. This has led her to be involved in many projects including department strategic planning on recruitment and retention, curriculum development, auditing of programming and services, along with development and implementation of substance abuse and general population programming. Melissa is passionate about helping youth see their true potential and make meaningful changes despite their past experiences.

Melissa is a member of the Minnesota Corrections Association Board of Directors as the Student Services chair. She was awarded the MN Juvenile Detention Association-MCF-Red Wing Juvenile Detention Worker of the Year in 2006. Melissa and her husband both work at the MN Correctional Facility-Red Wing and reside in the Red Wing area.

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