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    • 01/21/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Free Members Workshop

    January 21, 2022
     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Volunteers of America/Amicus Services

     

    Presented by:
    Chris Doege, Senior Director
    Community Justice Division
    Volunteers of America MN/WI

    Goal:

    The goal of this workshop is to familiarize our community partners with the programs and services that Volunteers of America provides through Amicus Services for both men and women pre- and post- incarceration.

    Objectives:

    • Bring awareness, possible partnerships, access to resources through Amicus Services

    Workshop Description:

    The presenter will cover the history and roots of VOA-MN/Amicus’, its mission and philosophical approach to programming and services, it’s long-time partnership with the MN DOC, as well share of how clients are served through VOA-MN/Amicus Programs: One to One, Sister’s Helping Sister’s, Opportunity for Change (O4C), Connections, (STW), Community Support Groups, Employment Advantage, Reconnect, and it’s two Residential Reentry Centers

    Presenter Bio:

    Chris Doege:  Chris Doege, a US Navy Veteran, joined the Amicus services of Volunteers of America Minnesota after a 13-year career in the US Post Service. Chris started as volunteer at Amicus in 2007 and in 2008, was offered the position of Program Coordinator for Minnesota Circles of Support and Accountability (MNCoSA). MNCoSA was a partnership between Amicus and the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) that provided community support to Level 2 sex offenders both pre and post release. In 2009, Chris moved from MNCoSA to Program Manager of Amicus’ flagship program, One to One. This 55-year-old program matches trained volunteers with individual offenders for long-term visits, correspondence, and friendship.  

    Chris was promoted to Manager of Adult Reentry at Amicus overseeing all adult programs for the agency in 2013 and was recently named Senior Director of Community Justice, overseeing Amicus as well as VOA-MN’s two Residential Reentry Centers (RRC) in Roseville and South Minneapolis. People under the control of the Federal Bureau of Prisons as well as the MN Department of Corrections and Federal Probation are sent to the RRC’s as a transitional point between incarceration and release into society, providing them with a stable place to live while they line up daily essentials for reentry success such as jobs and housing


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    Registration will close at 4 p.m. on January 19th.  Zoom information will be emailed to attendees after registration has closed.


    Register for This Workshop Today!  
    Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. December 15th
    *This is a Free training event for MCA Members

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    • 01/27/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Corrections Capitol Day

    January 27, 2022
     8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Sponsored by:
    MCA, MACCAC, MACPO


    Attendees will have the opportunity to meet legislators and have them respond to questions about corrections in Minnesota.

    We will update our registration announcements as legislators confirm their attendance at this event.

    For registration please provide your legislative district.  Not sure who represents you or what district you are in?  you can click on the "Who Represents Me"  link:  https://www.gis.lcc.mn.gov/iMaps/districts/  


     Register for This Workshop Today!  

    This event is a free event for members of MCA, MACCAC and MACPO.

    MACCAC and MACPO members, if you do not currently
    have an MCA membership, email Debbie at 
    mca-mn@hotmail.com to register.

    Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. 2 days before event
    and the zoom link will be sent out.

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    for this event will be sent out from this e-mail 
    after registration closes.

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    • 02/18/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Free Members Workshop

    February 18, 2022
     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Ethical Issues and Boundaries in Practitioner-Client Relationships


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    Registration will close at 4 p.m. 2-days before event.  Zoom information will be emailed to attendees after registration has closed that evening.

    Workshop 
    This 3-hour workshop will help participants become exposed and familiar with ethical theory and boundary issues pertaining to their profession. Participants will also be provided with an introduction to understanding and recognizing the origins, potential dangers and implications of behaving in a manner that crosses over the boundaries of ethical guidelines. All professionals have a violation potential, which is the product of the risks we take compounded by our unseen internal vulnerabilities. This course covers these issues to help develop a plan to minimize the potential for a boundary and ethical transgression, thereby protecting the professional, the client and the professions.

    Workshop Objectives

    • Be introduced to the concept of ethics, a beginning discussion of the moral underpinnings found within one's own ethical theory and principles, and the possible “source” of one's moral authority.
    • Review the relationship between professional ethics & law.
    • Explore their own awareness of professional ethics through vignettes of clinical dilemmas.
    • Be able to define and differentiate between boundary crossings and boundary violations.
    • Gain insight into professional risks and personal vulnerabilities in order to protect one's self, the client and the profession from possible boundary transgressions.
    • Learn the warning signs of potential and actual ethical and boundary issues for the purpose of early detection, processing and, where necessary, effective intervention.


    Mark Groves ~ Presenter:

    Mark is the MCA Liaison and served as MCA president in 2018. He is currently a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the Minnesota State Services for the Blind. Prior to this position, he was the Division Director of Rehabilitative and Veterans Services for the Volunteers of America MN with overall supervision of 85 employees. He assessed and evaluated program results and strategy for continual outcome improvement for two Residential Reentry Facilities serving 132 Federal Bureau of Prisons and Minnesota Department of Corrections offenders reentering the community. Developed and managed workforce development programs; housing, transportation, family reunification, et al. Directed Amicus programs designed to assist offenders in building new lives, both before and after release including the One-to-One mentoring program, Reconnect reentry program, and Sisters Helping Sisters prerelease program at MCF-Shakopee. Assured compliance with organizational policy, government employment policy and standards for funding sources. Recruited, led, trained and provided recognition to community programs and volunteers engaged in programs.

    He worked at the Minnesota Department of Corrections as the Facilities Reentry Coordinator providing oversight to all reentry program elements in Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities; providing support and coordination to varied agencies and community resources involved in offender transitions; providing program direction and supervision of facility-based transition coordinators; planning, implementing and managing reentry programs and initiatives at all DOC correctional facilities.

    He has a Master of Education from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota. He is a Minnesota Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC). Certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). National Institute of Corrections Offender Workforce Development Facilitator (OWDS) Master Trainer. Motivational Interviewing Master Trainer.

    Register for This Workshop Today!  
    Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. 2 days before event

    *This is a Free training event for MCA Members

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PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320

Email: mca-mn@hotmail.com 







MCA Office 

PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320

Email: mn-ca 

Fax: 651.717.6137



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