The “Rookie” Probation Officer of the Year Award was established to recognize probation officers who, while at the beginning of their career, show the attitude, aptitude, and the desire to improve themselves and to develop into leaders among their peers. Nominees shall be within their first two (2) years of certification as a probation officer in the state of Indiana. Past winners of this award are Melanie Strode and Rachael Jones.
This year’s winner is an adult probation officer that began her career in 2016. In the nomination for this honor, her Chief Probation Officer notes that this individual is timely, dependable, and has a positive attitude.
She brings laughter and joy to the office and makes everyone’s job better.” Her Chief also states, “She is extremely proactive in her caseload supervision and sincerely believes that each client can be rehabilitated.”
The 2017 Rookie Probation Officer of the Year is Brittany Stodghill of the Hendricks County Probation Department.
In his letter of recommendation, Judge Rhett M. Stuard of Hendricks Superior Court 2 states that Brittany is a hardworking and devoted probation officer. “She cares for her coworkers and those she supervises alike. She gives her all to the department and her clients without complaint.”
On behalf of the POPAI Board, please join me in congratulating Brittany Stodghill as this year’s Rookie Probation Officer of the Year.