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Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision | Ensuring Public Safety for the 21st Century

Midwest Region

Mission

Summary

Serve as a liaison between the Commission and states within a defined geographic area. Provide assistance, share best practices, recommend rule changes, and report to the Executive Committee.

Chair

Russell Marlan

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, Michigan

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Biography

In 1992, Russ Marlan began his career with the Michigan Department of Corrections as a parole officer in Detroit, supervising a variety of paroled offenders.

 

In 1998, Russ was promoted to parole/probation office supervisor at the state’s Special

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In 1992, Russ Marlan began his career with the Michigan Department of Corrections as a parole officer in Detroit, supervising a variety of paroled offenders.

 

In 1998, Russ was promoted to parole/probation office supervisor at the state’s Special Alternative Incarceration (boot camp) Program. In 2000, he was promoted to program manager of the boot camp and was responsible for offender intake, education services and treatment, and programming at the facility.

 

In 2002, Russ began working in the Department’s public information office and assumed the role of Public Information Officer in 2006. In March 2010, he was promoted to the position of Administrator of the Executive Bureau where he served as Chief of Staff to the Department Director and managed the Legislative Affairs Section and the Public Information Office.

 

In July 2014, Russ was assigned as the Administrator for Regions 1-9 of Field Operations Administration. Here, he was responsible for the administration of parole and probation staff and daily operations in 80 counties throughout the State.

 

On October 1, 2014, Russ was selected as the Interim Deputy Director of Field Operations Administration and was appointed to the position in December 2014. As Deputy Director, he oversees statewide parole and probation staff working at 105 field offices, the Parole Board, the Absconder Recovery Unit, the Electronic Monitoring Center, the Detroit Reentry Center, and the Detroit Detention Center.

 

Russ graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.

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Vice Chair

Vacant


Commissioners

Charles Lauterbach

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, IA

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Biography

Charles Lauterbach is an Executive Officer with the Iowa Department of Corrections. He has worked in community-based corrections since February, 1

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Charles Lauterbach is an Executive Officer with the Iowa Department of Corrections. He has worked in community-based corrections since February, 1988 and has held the positions of Job Developer, Probation / Parole Officer, Residential Counselor, and Community Corrections Service Representative.

 

Lauterbach was appointed Iowa’s Compact Administrator in September, 1997. In that role, he served on the Probation and Parole Compact Administrators’ Association’s Training, Finance, and Nominations Committees. Upon adoption in 2001, of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, he continued to serve as Iowa’s Compact Administrator. In May 2009, he was appointed Iowa’s Commissioner. Lauterbach chaired the Commission’s Deputy Compact Administrator Liaison Committee from 2009 to 2010, and served as the Commission’s Treasurer and chaired the Finance Committee (2010-2018). In 2012, Lauterbach received the ICAOS Executive Director’s Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the Commission.

 

Lauterbach holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, West Des Moines Campus.

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Dara Matson

Commissioner / Compact Administrator / DCA Parole / All Violation Reports, IL

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Mary Kay Hudson

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, IN

Biography

Mary Kay Hudson is the Executive Director of Court Services for the Indiana Judicial Center, an agency of the Indiana Supreme Court. Her responsib

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Mary Kay Hudson is the Executive Director of Court Services for the Indiana Judicial Center, an agency of the Indiana Supreme Court. Her responsibilities include implementing statewide judicial initiatives in problem solving court legislation, rules, policy, education and certification. Ms. Hudson is a governor’s appointee to the Commission for a Drug Free Indiana and serves as co-chair of the Consortium of State Drug Court Coordinators. Ms. Hudson obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Biology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University.

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Hope Cooper

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, KS

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Biography

Hope Cooper has served as Deputy Secretary of Community and Field Services since June 2016. Cooper joined the KDOC in 2008 as a program consultant

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Hope Cooper has served as Deputy Secretary of Community and Field Services since June 2016. Cooper joined the KDOC in 2008 as a program consultant in the community corrections division and had served as warden of the Topeka Correctional Facility prior to being promoted to the KDOC’s director of community corrections. Cooper previously worked as a probation officer for the U.S. District Courts in Topeka and for Community Solutions, Inc., an adult day reporting center in Topeka.

 

She has a master’s degree in counseling and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice, both from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska.

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Russell Marlan

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, MI

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Biography

In 1992, Russ Marlan began his career with the Michigan Department of Corrections as a parole officer in Detroit, supervising a variety of paroled

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In 1992, Russ Marlan began his career with the Michigan Department of Corrections as a parole officer in Detroit, supervising a variety of paroled offenders.

 

In 1998, Russ was promoted to parole/probation office supervisor at the state’s Special Alternative Incarceration (boot camp) Program. In 2000, he was promoted to program manager of the boot camp and was responsible for offender intake, education services and treatment, and programming at the facility.

 

In 2002, Russ began working in the Department’s public information office and assumed the role of Public Information Officer in 2006. In March 2010, he was promoted to the position of Administrator of the Executive Bureau where he served as Chief of Staff to the Department Director and managed the Legislative Affairs Section and the Public Information Office.

 

In July 2014, Russ was assigned as the Administrator for Regions 1-9 of Field Operations Administration. Here, he was responsible for the administration of parole and probation staff and daily operations in 80 counties throughout the State.

 

On October 1, 2014, Russ was selected as the Interim Deputy Director of Field Operations Administration and was appointed to the position in December 2014. As Deputy Director, he oversees statewide parole and probation staff working at 105 field offices, the Parole Board, the Absconder Recovery Unit, the Electronic Monitoring Center, the Detroit Reentry Center, and the Detroit Detention Center.

 

Russ graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.

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Allen Godfrey

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, MN

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Biography

Allen Godfrey is the Field Services Director for the State of Minnesota, which is responsible for the oversight of probation and parole, and is al

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Allen Godfrey is the Field Services Director for the State of Minnesota, which is responsible for the oversight of probation and parole, and is also the ICAOS Commissioner.

 

He began his career working with juveniles in Hennepin County’s residential facility in 1984 and has held positions as a probation officer, supervisor, was deputy director in Dakota County, and director of Scott County Community Corrections.

 

Godfrey has a Master’s Degree in Human Services Planning and Administration. While in Dakota County, he initiated the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative which led to the reduction of juveniles in detention, and the implementation of specialty courts. He led the implementation, training, quality assurance, and outcomes of Evidence Based Practices (EBP). Allen is a member of the State EBP Policy Committee and serves on the Minnesota Specialty Court Advisory Committee.

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Amy Vorachek

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, ND

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Biography

Amy Vorachek began her career with the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) as Parole Officer serving in the role as t

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Amy Vorachek began her career with the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) as Parole Officer serving in the role as the department’s Crime Victim Coordinator. In 2008, she was hired by the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) to implement and manage the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification system. She returned to the DOCR in 2011 to accept the position as the Director of Administrative Services where her responsibilities included oversight of North Dakota’s Interstate Compact Unit, Victim Service Grant Programs, Victim Compensation and Case Planning for newly incarcerated individuals. She was appointed as North Dakota’s IC Commissioner in 2017.

 

Vorachek graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1997 with a degree in Criminal Justice.

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Jacey Rader

Commissioner / Compact Administrator / DCA Probation, NE

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Biography

Jacey Rader began her career with probation in 2004, served as a probation officer until 2013, was promoted to Compliance Officer with the Adminis

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Jacey Rader began her career with probation in 2004, served as a probation officer until 2013, was promoted to Compliance Officer with the Administrative Office of Probation, and was appointed as Assistant Deputy Administrator of the Administration & Operations Division in May of 2018. She has spearheaded the implementation of custodial sanctions on interstate compact transfer offenders and worked to implement a process to ensure interstate compact cases are entered into the statewide JUSTICE system. In addition to her work with the Compact Office, she serves as a Compliance Officer for the Administrative Office of Probation and serves on numerous committees.

 

Rader serves as the Commissioner and Deputy Compact Administrator of Probation for the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS), is a member of the Training Committee, and is a nationwide trainer for the Commission.

 

In addition to her work with the ICAOS, Rader is also a member of the Interstate Commission for Juveniles (ICJ). In 2014, she was appointed as the Deputy Compact Administrator and later appointed Commissioner. She trains nationally for the ICJ, serves on their Compliance Committee, and was elected by her peers as chair of the Commission in 2019.

 

Rader is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (2002) with a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.

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Katrina Ransom

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, OH

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Biography

Katrina Ransom started with the Adult Parole Authority as a Parole Officer in Delaware County in 1994. She went on to hold several positions withi

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Katrina Ransom started with the Adult Parole Authority as a Parole Officer in Delaware County in 1994. She went on to hold several positions within the Division of Parole and Community Service to include Parole Supervisor, Deputy Superintendent, Deputy Compact Administrator, Regional Administrator and most recent position Superintendent. Prior to starting with the Adult Parole Authority, Ransom worked for Alvis, a halfway house that serves adult male and female returning citizens in Columbus, Ohio.

 

She retired from the Ohio Air National Guard with 21 years of service in September 2011.

 

She received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in Criminology in 1992.

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Vacant -

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, SD

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Joselyn López

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, WI

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Biography

Joselyn López was appointed as Interstate Compact Administrator for the State of Wisconsin in June 2017. She has been a member of the ICAOS Info

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Joselyn López was appointed as Interstate Compact Administrator for the State of Wisconsin in June 2017. She has been a member of the ICAOS Information Technology Committee since 2017, joined the Rules Committee in 2018, and was appointed as chair of the Training Committee in 2019.

 

López began her career at Wisconsin Community Services as a case manager for juveniles. She transitioned to working with adults in the private sector for 10 years for a non-profit organization where she managed community correctional services. López joined the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in 2010 as a Program and Policy Analyst where she developed evidence based programming for offenders and trained staff on evidence based practices. She is a trainer for Trauma Informed Care in the Criminal Justice System and Risk Reduction Strategies in community supervision. During her years as a Corrections Field Supervisor (2013-2017), she served on the Dane County’s OWI Advisory Board where she lead risk reduction supervision strategies and provided oversight to correctional services.

 

In her current position as Corrections Services Supervisor, López continues to provide a positive impact on others by providing statewide oversight of offender programming, staff education, employment programming, and reentry initiatives. She also serves as the Chair for the Evidence Based Decision Makers Committee.

 

Throughout her established and dedicated career, López has committed herself to Evidence Based Practices and demonstrated the ability to work effectively working with diverse groups and populations.

 

López has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Marquette University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Wisconsin.

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Next Meeting

Midwest Region DCAs Meeting

04/08/2019 @ 11:00am Agenda | Calendar

Midwest Region Meeting

05/13/2019 @ 1:00pm Agenda | Calendar