STOP School Violence: A Critical Discussion for JPOs


Tuesday, February 27, 2024
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Session Type: Workshop

This forum will convene juvenile probation officers, community supervision professionals, and other professionals that work with school age populations and provide them with an opportunity for an open exchange of information on emerging trends related to school safety. The goal of the forum is to identify challenges, gaps, and needs for training and resources that enhance the knowledge of juvenile probation officers to recognize, respond to, and prevent acts of violence and ensure a safe climate. Information shared during this forum will be used to support the development of specialized trainings, and practical tools and resources to prevent K-12 school violence.


Mark Dyea
Tribal Grants Manager, American Probation and Parole Association

Mark Dyea is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna and Disabled Veteran. Mark is the Tribal Grants Manager for the American Probation and Parole Association where he collaborates with Tribes to secure training and technical assistance in program planning, implementation, and enhancement. Mark has over 17 years of Community Supervision and Treatment Court experience. During this time, he worked for the Pueblo of Laguna’s Probation & Parole Services for over ten years as a Probation Officer, Wellness Court Coordinator, Program Manager, and co-founded the Pueblo’s Community Wellness Court program and served as its Co-Coordinator for seven years. Mark has also worked as a Case Manager for the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Specialty Courts and Coordinator for the Pueblo of San Felipe Healing to Wellness Court. Mark served as a Sr. Consultant for the NADCP Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Planning Initiative and as faculty for TLPI. As a consultant Mark has worked with numerous jurisdictions across the country to develop and enhance Treatment Courts. Over the course of his career Mark as collaborated with multiple jurisdictions, including State, Federal, and Tribal entities, to improve community supervision outcomes and intergovernmental relationships.

Rhonda Shaw
Sr Research Associate, Institute for Intergovernmental Research

Sterling Strmel
Senior Program Specialist, Institute for Intergovernmental Research