August 6, 2019

POPAI Board Meeting Minutes for 08/06/2019

Adam called the meeting to order at 11:40am.


  • Adam McQueen, President
  • Troy Hatfield, Vice-President
  • C.J. Miller, Treasurer
  • Cherie Wood, Secretary
  • Heather Malone, District 2 Rep
  • Sarah Lochner, District 3 Rep
  • Lakisha Fisher, District 4 Rep
  • Andria Geigle, District 6 Rep
  • Michael Coriell, District 7 Rep
  • Mignon Ware, District 8 Rep
  • Melonie Coan, PO Advisory Board Rep
  • Susan Rice, Training Coordinator
  • Kory George, JDAI Representative
  • Linda Brady, Past President

Secretary's Report Adam asked if everyone had an opportunity to review the July Secretary’s Report. Sarah moved to accept the July Secretary’s Report.   Andria seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

Treasurer's Report C.J. emailed The Board the July Treasurer’s Report. As of July 31, 2019 the balance in checking was $73,201.45 and in savings $17,067.18. Cherie motioned to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Sarah seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried. C.J. also provided The Board the updated 2019 budget. The $1000 check from the accountant has not been received.

Membership Susan will be updating the member status in the database and plans to do so before the fall conference. We have new members from Hancock County. Troy communicated with the new CPO in Hancock County about the benefits of POPAI membership. He will send this document to the other board members. As of July 3, 2019: 992 total members, 917 POs, 21 Corporate, 54 Other.

Education Susan stated we have over 100 registered for the fall conference at this time. She stated the agenda items are good and she has reached out to the problem solving courts and IACCAC. The vendors are working out the details for the Wednesday night gathering. Susan stated the dates for the Management Institute will be March 12-13 and she is unsure about the new chief orientation.

Chief's Executive Committee The next meeting will be at breakfast on Friday morning of the Fall Conference.

Juvenile Delinquency Alternative Initiative (JDAI) Update Indiana JDAI is hosting a screening of the documentary 13th followed by a facilitated discussion on Thursday, August 8th at 1:00 p.m. at the Indiana Historical Society.  It is a powerful, thought-provoking documentary that explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States.  The film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which prohibits slavery, except as punishment for a crime.  The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Diana Dunn, Co-Director of the Undoing Racism Initiative, Child Advocates and Magistrate Geoffrey Gaither, Marion Superior Court, Juvenile Division The JDAI Coordinators’ Conference will be held September 25th and 26th at the Oakwood Resort in Syracuse.  We have a packed agenda that includes national experts on engaging with law enforcement, highlights in local site work, and enhancement of trust-based communication and self-care. Indiana JDAI will be represented by 25 delegates to the JDAI National Conference in Seattle, Washington in October.  Indiana is involved in four workshops and two Table-Talks.

Probation Officer Advisory Board Update No report. Next meeting is on October 8.

Election Intent to Run Forms have been submitted and we have two vacancies. A discussion occurred regarding the vacancies. Linda made a motion that we nominate someone for each district. Melanie seconded. Discussion followed. Adam suggested an explanation to the members regarding the appointment of two district representatives. Discussion followed. Linda withdrew her motion. Michael made a motion we state during the election announcement that the Board has appointed 2 district representatives for the two open slots. Linda seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

Awards and Recognition Charlie Knepple Scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth Darenski from LaPorte County.

Indiana Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) Initiative EBDM State Committee Report. Next Meeting on August 23. Linda will not be attending this meeting because she will be out of town

Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council (JRAC) No report. Next meeting on September 27.

Legislation Public Defenders Council and SR52 – Troy/Linda (Indigence for public defenders, fees, costs, etc. ) This will be discussed at the criminal code committee meeting in the fall. Linda suggested we discuss this at the fall conference and believes POPAI will most likely be invited to speak at the CCC Meeting.

Technology Karen sent the report prior to the meeting.

Old Business Juvenile Defense Strategic Plan Committee:  Lakeisha stated she received an email stating Amy will no longer be over the project as of the end of August. Joel will be the new leader. On 8/31 the project ends and the belief is IPDC will sustain the project. Amicus Brief: It is case law now. The Court can set their own policy for benefits. Troy will put an update on the website. Liability for current probation officers. Discussion tabled until next meeting. The donation fund will continue to be discussed in the future.

New Business Adam will be meeting with the IACCAC President on August 30 at Hamilton County Corrections.

Next Meeting Next meeting will be Friday, September 6 at the French Lick Hotel.