July, 2018

POPAI Board Meeting Minutes for 07/11/2018



  • Troy Hatfield, Vice-President
  • C.J. Miller, Treasurer
  • Susan Bentley, Secretary
  • Sarah Lochner, District 3 Rep
  • Lakisha Fisher, District 4 Rep
  • Melanie Pitstick, District 5 Rep
  • Andria Geigle, District 6 Rep
  • Michael Coriell, District 7 Rep
  • Cherie Wood, District 8 Rep
  • Melonie Coan, PO Advisory Board Rep
  • Susan Rice, Training Coordinator

Secretary's Report CJ moved to accept and Cherie seconded. Motion carried-report accepted.

Treasurer's Report CJ reported Checking: $81,239.44 as of 6/30/18.  Savings: $17,054.19 as of 6/30/18.  Michael moved to approve, Melanie seconded, all voted-motion carried.

Membership As of 7/3/18, 960 Total.  Current: 886 PO’s, 20 corporate, 54 other.

Education Susan R. reported for CPO orientation-waiting to get a date from IOCS in October, 2018.  Fall conference: 9/5-9/7.  Registration information went out.  Fun night committee is planning game night Thursday night.

Chief's Executive Committee Greg not present.  Troy reported Greg has made suggestions to Susan Rice for CPO training suggestions and Chief’s breakfast will be at the Fall Conference.

Juvenile Delinquency Alternative Initiative (JDAI) Update Kory not present.  Sarah reported no new information.  Susan B reported next COC meeting is 7/12/18.

Probation Officer Advisory Board Update Met yesterday.  CJ updated that next year conference will be in August next year and will be combined again-August 6-8.  Next PO Orientation will be October 2-4, 2018.

Election Melanie P. reported intent to run forms were posted on the website for President, Secretary, and  Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8.  These forms were due by 7/6/18.  President: Adam (uncontested), Secretary: Cherie (uncontested), District 2 is contested with three people.  District 4, 6, and 8 are all uncontested with one person running.  Melanie to get with Karen to post information on the website.

Awards and Recognition Troy reported for Bob- award nominations went out the first week of July.  Founders award, Line officer of the year, and Rookie of the year awards will be given at the Fall Conference.  Nominations will be due by 8/6/18.

Indiana Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) Initiative EBDM: Linda not present.  Next meeting: 8/17/18.

Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council (JRAC) JRAC Meeting: CJ reported the next meeting is 8/13/18 at 1:30pm.  CJ reported last meeting financials was the main topic of discussion as well as Recovery Works being out of funding.

Legislation Troy reported Linda was reappointed to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code.  The first meeting is 8/28/18 at 1pm in Room 130.  Topics include:  a multi-year review of current trends with respect to criminal behavior, sentencing, incarceration, and treatment and particular needs of the criminal justice system. Also being studied will be Human Trafficking.

Technology Karen sent this report out last night.  Troy reported she will be at the Fall conference.  Issues with paypal have been fixed and POPAI domain name will be renewed 7/26/18.

Old Business Strategic Plan/Bylaws and PPM: Members of committee:  Troy, Adam, Michael, Sarah, and Melonie C.  Troy reported they have not met recently.  Bylaws passed on the last meeting. Troy drafted and presented a summary of these changes.  This summary will be given to POPAI members at the Fall Conference. Workload Measures:   Troy and Sarah- reported there is a draft proposal done for phase 1 of the project-which will create a survey to see how counties collect data now.  This will determine which counties will be good for collecting outcome measures.  DOC audits will be done by November, 2018-this information will be used as well, along with how 1006 funding is being used across the state.  An Indiana best practices guide will then be written and will include outcome and workload measures.  IUPUI quoted a price to conduct the research-Dr. Brad Ray.  POPAI and IACCAC will still drive this project.  Phase 1 is more needed by DOC, but is beneficial to all.  The last meeting for the group was held 6/25/18 to finalize that proposal.  The next meeting is 7/23/18.  In the meantime Dr. Brad Ray will be meeting with Kristen of DOC to gain more information in preparation.  Mary Kay and Julie Lanham will investigate further the funding of this project. Juvenile Defense Strategic Planning Committee:   Susan B and Lakisha reported no updates.  Lakisha has not yet emailed contact, but will do so by the next meeting.

New Business None

Next Meeting 8/8/18 at 10:30am at Marion County Probation South Office.