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9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2 Training Sessions
Sponsor Presentation -
Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A.
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9 a.m. - 10 a.m.Ron Meuser, Jr. - Presenter Bio:
Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A.
Ron Meuser, Jr. will detail what to do and what benefits corrections officers are entitled to, should they become injured in the line of duty. He will also provide an update on changes in law that makes it easier for corrections officers to get benefits due to work-related illnesses such as PTSD and COVID-19.
As founder of Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A., Ron has spent the last 20+ years building his practice by successfully representing thousands of injured workers throughout Minnesota and focusing exclusively in workers’ compensation, PERA/MSRS disability and personal injury law. As a gifted and experienced trial attorney with a focus on representing corrections officers, firefighters and police officers, Ron’s been able to have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of first responders injured in the line of duty. Ron is one of a handful of attorneys in the state who has successfully argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals as well as the Workers Compensation Court of Appeals. Included among his many accomplishments Ron has been recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyer and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sex Trafficking Presented by Steve Sawyer
This presentation on sex trafficking, men who sexually offend, and men who pay for sex will provide an overview of the continuum of basic characteristics of these three categories of men, similarities and differences between the three groups and some generic examples.
Steven Sawyer, MSSW, LICSW - Presenter Bio:
Mr. Sawyer earned his MSSW from the University of Wisconsin in 1980. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Group Psychotherapist and is founder and President of Sawyer Solutions, LLC, a private clinical and consulting practice. He was a founding board member and Executive Director of Project Pathfinder, Inc., a founding board member and past chapter president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MNATSA), and is a past board member and chair of the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
In his clinical practice he provides clinical and consultation services to individuals, families and organizations. He currently serves as a consultant to catholic religious orders on matters of sexual abuse prevention and management, provides clinical supervision services for the State of Minnesota and recently operated a treatment program for adults who have committed a sexual offense, and provides individual, conjoint and family therapy.
Mr. Sawyer is an experienced public speaker who has given lectures and trainings locally and nationally to public and professional groups about sexual offender treatment and sexual abuse prevention. He has published more than 15 articles and book chapters on a program for men who use prostitutes, sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, group therapy with sexual offenders, sex dysfunction in sex offenders, and sex offender treatment program outcome research. Over the past 33 years he has facilitated or observed more than 3000 hours of group therapy, has assessed and treated hundreds of men who have committed sexual crimes, and has supervised the treatment of several thousand men in sexual offender treatment.
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