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

Nominated: Lisa Gros, Vince Paladino, Lori Lehmann / Michigan - August 7, 2017

Lisa Gros, Vince Paladino and Lori Lehmann from Michigan acted expeditiously to obtain a fully extraditable warrant for an offender being supervised in PA to protect a victim who feared retribution by this offender. MI immediately reviewed the Progress Report and the Violation Report that were submitted and within less than an hour had the warrant entered. It would have been rule complaint for MI to direct the offender's return; however, due to the victim's fear of retribution by the offender, Michigan agreed without hesitation to retake in custody. By their actions, Michigan promoted the most important role and objective of the compact which is to protect public safety and victims. The PA Compact Office, the victim and the PA Office of Victim Advocate were very grateful for MI's immediate and appropriate response to this sensitive matter.

Submitted by: DCA Margaret Thompson and Donna Lash / Pennsylvania