Misty Jefferson has been the Tribe’s Adult Probation Officer since March, 2014. She attained her Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at North Iowa Area Community College and then continued her Bachelors of Arts degrees in Criminology and Human Services at Buena Vista University. Formerly Mrs. Jefferson was employed at Meskwaki Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center as a Counselor under a CTAS grant. Mrs. Jefferson is a Veteran of the Army National Guard and served 2 tours of duty in Iraq/Kuwait. She graduated from the Tribal Probation Academy in 2015. Misty is certified through the Iowa Department of Corrections to teach the ACTV (Achieving Change Through Value-Based Behavior) program.
The Meskwaki Nation Juvenile Probation primary task is to supervise the youth on their caseloads and ensure compliance with the court's orders. JPO conduct regular visits to the juvenile's home, school, work, and other areas of the community which the juvenile frequents. The JPO also makes referrals to the community resources for interventions for the youth and his/her parents.
Quincy Grittmann is the Juvenile Probation Officer. She obtained her B.S. degree in Public Relations with a minor in Event Management from Iowa State University and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Digital Audience Strategy from Arizona State University.
This is Quincy’s second time serving as the Meskwaki Juvenile Probation Officer. Previously, she worked for the Sac & Fox tribe in Human Resources. Quincy is from the Meskwaki and Winnebago Tribes.
The Meskwaki Nation Probation office is responsible for overseeing people who are convicted of crimes, but who have been released on probation or parole. They fulfill many roles for these individuals, including offering treatment options, helping them find jobs, and keeping track of their progress. Ultimately, they serve as supervisors and mentors for offenders who are trying to get back on their feet.
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