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.
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. Ultimatley, they serve as supervisors and mentors for offenders who are trying to get back on their feet.
Hi, my name is Andrew Fiscella and I am the Juvenile Probation Officer for the Meskwaki Tribal Court. I started my career with the Tribal Court on July 25, 2016. I have been blessed with this new opportunity which allows me to be able to help children and families in the community. I was born and raised in Moline, IL. I am the youngest of six children. After graduating high school in 2009, I attended college and received my Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Illinois State University. Shortly after school I moved to Cedar Rapids, IA and worked as a Youth Counselor at Four Oaks. From there I joined a social work agency called Horizons. I worked at Horizons for the previous year as a Family Support Worker. I have experience working with families and children and I look forward to helping the Meskwaki community.
Hello, my name is Misty Jefferson; I am the Adult Probation Officer for the tribe. I am an Army Veteran of 12 years and have served two tours in Iraq and Kuwait. I graduated with honors from Buena Vista University with a B.A. in Criminology and Human Services. In April of 2015, I graduated from the Tribal Probation Academy which provided me the opportunity to obtain information and critical skills needed for effective case management, officer safety, and career development. One of my goals as the Meskwaki Nation Probation Officer is to help Tribal members receive counseling in substance, physical, and mental abuse. I hope to provide guidance so individuals can become successful in seeking employment, and give back to their community.
I am married to Vern Jefferson and together we have six children and three grandchildren. My hobbies are running, traveling and spending time with our families.
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