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WadeBackstromOfceAdministratorMarkStodghillProjectsandInitiativesCoordinatorDuluthCourthouseOfceYvonneKalinSupervisorBettyChristensonCarlaDillaShirleyGardenTeresaHarriesRachelLambertDianeLundbergJodyMessnerSuePetersonAngelRickerTeresaWhiteCynthiaZukDuluthGovernmentServicesOfceMaryFruehauSupervisorTiannaBurnettJackieCalvertDianeEckLauraTromblayHibbingOfceVeronicaRatliSupervisorAlainaDennyCharMeinzerRachaelTurkVirginiaOfceVeronicaRatliSupervisorPattiEversonTracyMcDonaldCandyNelsonTammySunsdahlAdministrationOfceAdministratorWadeBackstromoverseesthehighlyskilled26-membersupportstaandisresponsibleorhumanresourcematterstechnologymanagementandpurchasingasstewardothecountyattorneys7millionannualbudget.Threesupervisorsmanageclericalteamsinourlocations.TheyareresponsibleorthemaintenanceoourcasemanagementsystemandplayaleadingroleintheNorthEastMinnesotaEnorcementSaetyInormationSystemNEMESISwhichstrengthenspublicsaetyinSt.LouisCarltonCookLakeandKoochichingcounties.InitiativesThecountyattorneysofceisexploringseveralinitiativesthisyearincludingstudyingtheeasibilityortheneedocreatingaspecialtycourtormilitaryveteranslookingatwhatcanbedonetohelpkeeptheelderlyrombeingabusedandexploitedandcontinuingtoraisepublicawarenessosextrafckingintheNorthland.AVeteransCourtlikeDrugCourtswouldbebasedonaproblem-solvingmodelratherthanthetraditionalpunitivecourtmodel.Thegoaloproblem-solvingcourtsistoaddresstheunderlyingchemicalandmentalhealthissuesacedbyoenders.ThecountyattorneysofcecontinuestomeetwithdistrictjudgesthepublicdeendersofceandveteransadvocatestodeterminewhetherthereisaneedoraVeteransCourtinSt.LouisCountyandwillbepreparedtodoitspartioneiscreated.PartneringwithPublicHealthHumanServicesthefnancialexploitationandabuseneglectoseniorcitizenswillalsobescrutinizedthisyear.Staplanstomeetwithpersonnelatnursinghomesassistedlivingacilitiesandotherseniorcentersinthecountytoshareideasonhowtoprotectseniors.Thecountyattorneycontinuestoaddresstheproblemosextrafckingintheregion.Ofcestaplanstomeetwithlocalhotelmanagementandshareavideothattrainstheirpersonneltobeonthelookoutorsuspiciousbehaviorthatmightinvolveprostitutionandortrafcking.Thehotelswillalsobeencouragedtonotallowx-ratedmoviesaspartotheirservices.TheRacialJusticeImprovementProject--spearheadedbythecountyattorneysofcepartneringwiththedistrictcourtpublicdeendersofceArrowheadRegionalCorrectionsandcommunityleaders--continuestogatherdatatostudyanyracialdisparitiesinpretrialdetentionandrelease.Thetaskorcesgoalistoidentiyandeliminateanyracialbiasinpretrialdetentiondecisions.AdministrationandInitiatives8ADMINISTRATIONANDINITIATIVES2013ST.LOUISCOUNTYATTORNEYSANNUALREPORT