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    • 08/31/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Pine City High School Auditorium, 1400 Main St. So, Pine City, MN
    • 72
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    Untouchable:  A documentary that ventures into one of the most difficult and emotional criminal justice issues of our time, the registration and restriction of sex offenders.  It is an eye-opening and powerful piece of work that compels us to look at both sides of a controversial fence. The film is a fascinating look into how laws are created with the best of intentions, but enforced in problematic and sometimes destructive ways.

    The film interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we revile.

    “A brave film... that forces us to think hard about our preconceptions”—Melanie Votaw.

    Following the showing of the film there will be a panel and participant discussion. 

    Workshop Objectives

    • Explore the impact of sexual abuse and the laws associated with registrations and restriction of sex offenders
    • Discuss the implications of sex offender law and supervision in Minnesota on both public safety and the affected population

    Presenters: Mark Bliven, Risk Assessment/Community Notification, Minnesota Department of Corrections

    Mark Bliven is Director of Risk Assessment/Community Notification with the Minnesota Department of Corrections.  The primary focus of his unit at the DOC is development and coordination of information sharing regarding registered offenders moving from prison and other secure facilities back into and between Minnesota communities. In this role he has worked closely with the issues of residency restrictions and how they affect our ability to deliver effective and safe supervision of the affected population.

    Prior to working for the Department of Corrections he worked as Rules Coordinator and Pre-Service Education Coordinator with the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.  Additionally he worked in the Wisconsin State Assembly as chief of staff to the Assembly Minority Leader.  A North Dakota/northern Minnesota native he attended Macalester College and William Mitchell College of Law (currently Mitchell Hamline) in St. Paul as well as the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute for extended graduate studies.

    Date:      Friday, August 31, 2018
    Time:
         9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Location:   Pine City High School Auditorium, 1400 Main Street South, Pine City, MN 55063

    This training is being offered FREE for the
    first 50 MCA Members to register.

     If you are not currently an MCA member


    You must be a current, paid, MCA member*
    to attend this MCA member free workshop


    *New memberships will need to be activated after payment is received in order to register for this event. 
    Activation takes place within 72 hours after payment is made.

    • 09/21/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • DOC Central Office - West Entrance-First Floor - Aspen Room
    • 42
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    WORKSHOP RESCHEDULED from July 20th to September 21st

    Probation: Transition, Programs and Service Collaborations

    Presenter:  Odell Wilson, Supervising US Probation Officer
    Date:      Friday, September 21, 2018
    Time:
          9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Location:
      DOC Central Office Afton Training Room,
    1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul (West Entrance, First Floor)

    Presenter Bio: Odell Wilson III has been employed in the District of Minnesota’s U.S. Federal Probation Office for the past 21 years.  He began his career as a supervision officer and then transferred to the presentence unit before returning to the supervision unit where he remained working with moderate to high risk offenders.  He has been a trainer for the Federal Judicial Center since 2001 and has provided training for the federal courts throughout the country.  In 2008 he was promoted to Senior U.S. Probation Officer as an employment/community reentry specialist.  In October 2014, Odell was promoted to Supervising U.S. Probation Officer and currently supervises probation officers responsible for providing pretrial and post-conviction supervision for the District of Minnesota.  He also is involved in reentry services where he is responsible for providing employment and other services to offenders who are transitioning to the community.


    This training is being offered FREE for the
    first 30 MCA Members to register.

     

     If you are not currently an MCA member


    You must be a current, paid, MCA member to attend at no cost
    • 10/23/2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 10/25/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Duluth, MN
    Register

    MCA Annual Training Institute
    October 24-26, 2018 at the DECC
      October 23: 
    Special 85th Anniversary Event 6:30 p.m.
    at the Inn on Lake Superior
    "Past Reflections and Future Bridges"

    **Exhibitor's Resource Fair held on October 24-25**
    Exhibitor Registration includes conference attendance


    Early Registration Rate ends August 1st


      click here for Exhibit Space Details

    click here for Exhibitor Hospitality Details
    Hospitality Participants:  Contact Debbie Beltz to
    choose your table location (see the Exhibitor Hospitality Details)


    Come Celebrate MCA's 85th Anniversary
    in Duluth with a special event on
    Tuesday evening October 23rd 6:30-11 p.m.
    Inn on Lake Superior North Lights Ballroom
    MN Adult & Teen Challenge Choir, Appetizers,
    Awards Ceremony, Networking and more...

    Hotel Accommodations – Conference Attendee Registration and Exhibitor Registration does NOT include overnight accommodations.  To make hotel reservations you may contact the following hotels by 9/23/18 and ask for the MCA rate:

    Canal Park Lodge:  218-279-6000

    The Inn on Lake Superior:  218-726-1111 or 888-668-4352

    The Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza:  218-727-4663 or 800-794-1716 (ask for group name MN Corrections 2018)

    Pier B:  218-481-8888

    Holiday Inn & Suites:  218-722-1202

    Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark (hotel option for those bringing the family!)
           218-728-3601 or 800-777-7925

     

     

    • 10/23/2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 10/26/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Duluth, MN
    Register

    If you have just signed up for a New Membership and have just paid for it via PayPal, your membership needs to be activated before you can sign up for the conference. You will receive a confirmation e-mail that your membership has been activated.

    Early Registration Rates End for Registrations Paid by 9/1

    MCA Annual Training Institute
    October 24-26, 2018 at the DECC
      October 23: 
    Special 85th Anniversary Event 6:30 p.m.
    at the Inn on Lake Superior
    "Past Reflections and Future Bridges"


    Click here for conference schedule

    Award Nominations
    Awards will be presented at the MCA 85th Anniversary kick-off event, Tuesday evening, October 23rd
    ; Northern Lights Ballroom - Inn on Lake Superior  (more details below)

    Conference Fees
    $250 Early Rate for full 2-1/2 day conference: Must be paid by 9/1/18.  Rate increases to $350 if not paid by 9/1. (includes lunches and all evening events)
    $350 Registrations being paid after 9/1/18
    $400 Registrations late registration rate after 9/30/18

    Conference fee does not include your lodging (see lodging information below-breakfasts included at most hotels).

    POST & CEU Credits
    POST and CEU Credits for various attendees will be offered.  Watch for more details.


    Membership

    • Membership is required for conference attendance. 
    • Membership must be current and active to register on-line. 
    • Click here to sign up for a membership.
    • If you register for the conference and your membership expires by October 31, 2018, MCA will send you a renewal invoice. Renewal  invoices must be paid by 9/30/18.

    Registration

    • YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT MEMBERSHIP TO REGISTER ONLINE.
    • Agency paying for membership and registration:  If you do NOT have a current membership, and your agency is paying for your membership AND conference registration by check, your agency may submit a paper registration form with a check.  Click here for registration form. 
    • Attendee paying for membership only:  If membership is the responsibility of the attendee, membership must be paid before registration can be processed.  Attendee may also register for conference on-line after membership is paid.  Attendee will be sent conference invoice and must give to their agency for payment processing. Click here to sign up for a membership. If you are unsure what your membership status is, you can sign into the MCA website and click on your profile or email the MCA office at mca-mn@hotmail.com.
    • ALL INVOICES ARE IMMEDIATELY SENT TO ATTENDEE.  SEPARATE INVOICES WILL NOT BE SENT TO YOUR AGENCY FOR ANY PAYMENT PROCESSING.
    • MCA does not need a copy of your agency Purchase Order.  Attendee receives an invoice immediately upon registration.

    Fall Conference Sponsors
    Thanks to our Fall Conference Sponsors
    MINNCOR Industries - Conference Printing
    Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge - Registration Bags
    RS EDEN/RSI Laboratories - Lanyards

    GTL
    Thrivent Financial Services
    The Hills Youth and Family Services/Woodland Hills

    List will be updated as sponsorships are made.

    Tuesday Evening 85th Anniversary Kick-off Event & Awards Ceremony -Northern Lights Ballroom - Inn on Lake Superior 6:30-11:00 p.m.
    Join us as MCA kicks-off the 85th Anniversary celebration!!
    Music by the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir
    Appetizers & Networking

    MCA Awards Ceremony for:
    Corrections Person of the Year
    Professional Achievement-Field Services
    Professional Achievement Award-Correctional Facilities President's Award
    Technology Award

    Click here for the Awards Nomination Form - Deadline July 15th

    Wednesday Evening Hospitality Event - Clyde Iron Works 
    6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    GTL - Thank you Sponsoring Shuttle Service for this event!

    Hospitality Event Sponsor list will be updated as registrations occur.

    Exhibitors - contact Sherry Bohn or Jason Mereness regarding this event.

    Thursday Evening Sponsor List - Grandma's Sports Garden  6:00 p.m. - Midnight
    Dinner buffet, music by Good for Gary, games, Touch Tunes, more food and Networking!!

    Thank you to our Sponsors!
     

    List will be updated as sponsor registrations occur


    Sponsor Opportunities - Click here for sponsor opportunity information. Special MCA 85th Anniversary sponsor opportunity available.

    CANCELLATION POLICY:
    Cancellations must be received in writing to the MCA office via e-mail:  mca-mn@hotmail.com. 
    The following refund schedule will apply: 
    100% refund before 09/01/18
    50% refund 09/02/18 to 10/01/18
    No refund 10/02/18 or after
    If a registrant is unable to attend you may send someone in their place in lieu of cancellation, just e-mail the MCA office.

    Refunds for payments made by credit card will have the transaction fee deducted from the refund.

    Hotel Accommodations Conference Attendee Registration and Exhibitor Registration does NOT include overnight accommodations.  To make hotel reservations, contact the following hotels by 9/23/18 and ask for the MCA rate:  

    Canal Park Lodge:  218-279-6000
    The Inn on Lake Superior:
      218-726-1111 or 888-668-4352
    The Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza:  218-727-4663 or 800-794-1716 (ask for group name MN Corrections 2018)
    Pier B:  218-481-8888
    Holiday Inn & Suites:  218-722-1202
    Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark (hotel option for those bringing the family!) 218-728-3601 or 800-777-7925

     

     See you in Duluth!

MCA Office 

PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320

Email: mca-mn@hotmail.com 

Fax: 651.717.6137






MCA Office 

PO Box 261

Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320

Email: mn-ca 

Fax: 651.717.6137



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