State Honors for Community Corrections Agent
A Stearns County Corrections Agent is the first to win the Outstanding Agent Award from the Minnesota Association of Community Corrections Act Counties (MACCAC).
Jeremy Gallagher was nominated for his excellent work over the past 11 years as an agent in Stearns County’s Community Corrections Division. For the past 4½ years Jeremy has worked as an agent in the County’s Domestic Violence Court and has had an immeasurable positive effect on the agency’s response to domestic violence cases. When Jeremy was assigned this role, he willingly embraced it, and has taken the time to learn and understand the dynamics of domestic violence. He has since advanced Stearns County’s systematic approach to supervising this population, not only with the Community Correction Division, but within the legal system and among area treatment providers and social services.
Jeremy does a great job motivating his clients, while at the same time holding them accountable for their actions. He spends a lot of time in the field and works a non-traditional schedule making sure the offenders are compliant.
In his nomination letter, Jeremy is recognized as someone who goes above and beyond to protect the victims and children in the cases he supervises. His passion for the children who witness domestic violence has driven him to learn and understand how it affects them. He shares that knowledge to collaborate with child protection workers in area counties to advance the intervention and treatment of the trauma children experience.
The Outstanding Agent Award goes to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to their profession and to their communities, recognizing outstanding performance as a probation agent as well as outstanding citizenship and involvement in their communities.