Committee purpose statement:
This Committee shall concern itself with studying proposed legislation in the fields of criminal law and corrections and prepare position statements that have Executive Board and President Approval. These efforts must be based upon nonpartisan analysis, study and research of specific problems within the scope of the correctional field, and all results and findings of Committee analysis, study and research shall be made available to the public. All legislative activity of the Committee shall serve a public rather than a private interest.
Committee action statement:
The Committee, with the concurrence of the Board of Directors, may support or oppose proposed corrections legislation; positions taken by the Committee must be consistent with our philosophy, mission statement and good correctional practice. Members representing the Association shall not indulge in practices, which could be construed as influence peddling or the placing of undue pressure upon legislators.
Chair: Mark Bliven- MN DOC Central Office
Deanna Alvord- MN DOC
Dain Cain- RS Eden
Steve Dornbach- Retired
Tom Feddema- Wright County
Mark Foss- Crossing Home
Mark Haase- Attorney
Tim Haug- Cass County Probation
Brad Janowski- AccessAbility, Inc.
Kathleen Lonergan– DOC Liaison
Jason Mereness- Ramsey Co. Comm. Corr.
Paul Mickelson- Carlton County
Brian Moreau– DOC
Cal Saari- MCA Legislative Liaison
Jane Schmid- Brown County
Monty Vikdal- DFO Community Corrections
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by Cal Saari- MCA Legislative Liaison
2017 Legislative Summary- Click here
An excellent summary is now available in our Members Only section.You will need to be signed into your member account to view it.
Our thanks to member Les Schultz for his diligent work on this!
Minnesota SecondChance Coalition Education-Resource Information
Click here for information on Voting in Minnesota with a Criminal Conviction
2018 Corrections Capitol Day- April 5th State Capitol L'Etoile du Nord Vault Room
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