Commissioners declare Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week
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At their meeting July 13, the Dodge County commissioners declared the week of July 18-24, 2021, as Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week.

The proclamation encourages citizens to honor Community Corrections professionals and recognize their achievements. The proclamation reads in part:

Community Corrections is an essential part of the justice system. Community Corrections professionals assist clients in making changes while recognizing the right of the public to be safeguarded from criminal activity. Community Corrections professionals are responsible for supervising adult and juvenile clients in the community. They are highly trained professionals who provide programming while assisting with behavior change with clients. They work in partnership with community agencies and groups, and they promote prevention, intervention and advocacy. Community Corrections professionals provide services, support, and protection for victims and they advocate community and restorative justice. Community Corrections professionals are a true force for positive change in their communities.

Attending the meeting were Program Manager James Johnson, whose office is in Olmsted County, Probation Officer Andrew Lea, Senior Probation Officer Brent Hohn, Senior Probation Officer Lori Smith, Senior Probation Officer Chris Bauer, and Lead Agent Pat Adamson. Victim Services Advocate Becky Kamrath and Community Work Service Coordinator Barb Shiek are also in the office.