September 18, 2015

POPAI Board Meeting Minutes for 09/18/2015



  • Linda Brady, President
  • Mignon Ware, Secretary
  • Sarah Lochner, District 3 Rep
  • C.J. Miller, District 5 Rep
  • Joe Hooker, District 6 Rep
  • Brian Sharp, District 7 Rep
  • Cherie Wood, District 8 Rep
  • Troy Hatfield, PO Advisory Board Rep
  • Susan Rice, Training Coordinator
  • Kory George, JDAI Representative

Secretary's Report

no report

Treasurer's Report

Linda confirmed the balance in the checking account as of August 31, 2015 is $54,380.19 and the amount in savings as of August 31, 1015 is $19,033.65. Brian motioned to accept the treasurer’s report, CJ 2nd. All in favor. Motion carries


Susan advised that POPAI added a few new members and will provide a report for the October Board Meeting.


Susan reports that there were 340 Probation Officer’s and 26 Vendor’s in attendance at this conference which is the largest number of registrants at a POPAI conference. Upcoming training dates: The new Chief’s Training/Management Institute/Chief PO Summit will be held April 6 – 8, 2016; and the POPAI Fall Conference is scheduled for September 7 – 9, 2016, in French Lick, IN.

Chief's Executive Committee

The committee will meet this fall, but there is currently no date set.

Juvenile Delinquency Alternative Initiative (JDAI) Update

Kory reports that an email was sent out to the Judges regarding the expansion. This is the same information that was given during the presentation that he and Michelle gave during the conference session. Funding for 2015-2016 $6 million to be shared amongst the following: JDAI, state educational pilot programs, and Juvenile Parole Officers.

Probation Officer Advisory Board Update

Troy and Linda report that the pilot counties for case plans in the works and the committee is working on policies. The next PO Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for October 20, 2015. The Chief Probation Officer round table was well attended at the conference (on 9/17/15). Areas of discussion/concern 1) strengthening communication between IJC and CPO’s, 2) work load study status, 3) the need for additional information on pilot projects (i.e. incentives and sanctions), 4) will EPICS become mandatory for counties. Discussion. Susan suggests that a “needs” survey be sent out to members for feedback.


Linda welcomed the new POPAI Board members CJ, Sarah, and Robert. After further discussion, Brian has been named the new chair of the Awards and Recognition committee. Also thanks to Cherie and her committee for their efforts with this year’s election process.

Awards and Recognition

Linda wanted to thank Jimmy for his efforts on the Board and with this committee. This committee is in need of a new chairperson. Discussion. As a reminder, the bio’s from the award winners need to be obtained from Jimmy and the information submitted for the APPA conference.


Linda received some feedback from Chief PO’s for the next JRAC meeting. Discussion. The next JRAC meeting is 10/13/2015 to address submitted grant applications.


no report

Old Business

Linda reports that the individual requesting Life Membership status, after further review, is eligible for said status. Cherie motions to accept and Adam 2nd. All in favor. Motion carries. Also, Teresa Mays, Chief Probation Officer, Washington County Probation Department will be retiring and she would qualify for Lifetime Membership status with POPAI. Brian motions to accept and Cherie 2nd. All in favor. Motion carries.

New Business

Cherie asked if Susan could get prices for hotel stay at West Baden during the 2016 conference, and asked if PO’s could choose what sandwich option they wanted. Discussion.

Next Meeting The next POPAI Board meeting is scheduled in person on October 14, 2015 10:30am EST. Cherie motioned to adjourn and CJ 2nd. All in favor. Meeting adjourned at 11:325am

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