New Job Opportunity with the City of Seattle

posted Jan 1, 2016, 3:50 PM by Larry Barker

The City of Seattle has a new job opportunity for a Supervisor, Court Financial Compliance. Go HERE to check out the job description and application. 

2016 Conference

posted Dec 16, 2015, 7:21 AM by Larry Barker

The 2016 annual training conference is coming!! Click HERE for the conference flyer. Click HERE to go the MCA webpage describing the conference.

Next Board Meeting

posted Dec 16, 2015, 6:39 AM by Larry Barker   [ updated Jan 8, 2016, 6:50 PM ]

Out next MCA Board meeting will be held on January 11, 2016. The Board will meet at the Criminal Justice Training Center at 10:00am. Use this MAP to find the Training Center. 

City of Issaquah Probation In The News

posted May 16, 2014, 5:03 PM by Larry Barker

Check out the news article in the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter. The article highlights probation officer Melanie Vanek. Check it out.

"Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences

posted Mar 4, 2014, 11:54 AM by Larry Barker

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has announced the publication of a paper called “Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences.” The introduction states:

This publication augments the growing body of evidence that supports a new model for sentencing and supervision decisions—one that considers the provision of needs-based interventions in the appropriate dose along with the risk, need, and responsivity principles, the importance of behavior change-oriented supervision (rather than supervision focused primarily on surveillance), the use of evidence-based interventions, and the application of core correctional practices by corrections professionals.

New Legislation regarding DUI laws

posted Jul 12, 2013, 11:23 AM by Larry Barker   [ updated Jul 12, 2013, 11:24 AM ]

On June 29, 2013 Governor Jay Inslee signed into law SB 5912, a bill modifying our laws regarding driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquors and drugs. Check out our Legislative Issues page for more information. 

Stolen Cell Phones: The Downside of a Potential Solution

posted Jun 4, 2013, 2:09 PM by Larry Barker   [ updated Jul 12, 2013, 11:24 AM ]

Do  you have a problem with stolen cell phones in your jurisdiction? A company that recycles cell phones for cash believes they have a solution. Check out this flyer from ecoATM that describes how their kiosk in shopping malls provides a potential solution for law enforcement in retrieving stolen cell phones and apprehending the thieves who took it. Then take a look at this news report that indicates this kiosk arrangement may actually be fueling cell phone theft. Do you have one of these kiosks in a shopping mall near you? 

Procurement Guide for Automated Case Management Systems

posted Sep 27, 2012, 5:10 PM by Larry Barker

Are you considering an automated or electronic case management system? This guide will give you some ideas on how to go about creating a process for procurement. This document may go into greater detail than you might expect. But, it will certainly give you a place to start and it will advise you of some of the "speed bumps" you may encounter along the way. Click HERE for a copy of the document. 

More Grant Opportunities!

posted May 31, 2011, 5:08 PM by Larry Barker

Check out for even more grant opportunities. Just put "probation" in the search box you'll find several grant opportunities, several of which are associated with the DOJ (Department Of Justice) and the "Second Chance Act" which specializes in issues regarding probation. (Thanks again to Janene Johnstone for passing this information along to us!)

DOJ Grants and the Hope Project

posted May 31, 2011, 4:51 PM by Larry Barker   [ updated May 31, 2011, 5:03 PM ]

DOJ (Department Of Justice) has a number of grant opportunities. Among them is "Honesty Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Demonstration Field Experiment." (See our article below about Hawaii's own "Hope Project.) Click HERE for the PDF document describing this particular grant opportunity. The application deadline is June 28th, so don't procrastinate. Check out DOJ's other funding opportunities by clicking HERE.  (Thank you Janene Johnstone for sharing this opportunity with us!)

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