Member Spotlight: Jason M.

By APPA Community posted 2019-11-01 09:50 AM


Jason M.Jason began his career with the Michigan Department of Corrections in 2010. Since then, Jason has involved himself in numerous opportunities to expand his growth, influence, and knowledge. For example, he has voluntarily supervised sex offender, veteran, and drug court caseloads. He also served on an EPIC team that reviewed and rewrote policies for two years.

Jason was one of the first to volunteer for the Carey Guide pilot. He applied and was selected to become a motivational interview coach. He is an outspoken advocate for motivational interviewing and its benefits, stating “MI is a way to help people find their own reasons for change, and every interaction is a chance to make a positive impact on an offender.

Jason organized an outing to Forgotten Harvest, where staff packaged 8,000 pounds of food for the less fortunate. He is a member of the MDOC Traumatic Incident Stress Management Team and has responded to traumatic events experienced by his colleagues, providing support and assistance.

In 2019, Jason received the MDOC Candice Dunn Agent of the Year Award for his exceptional work serving the citizens of the State of Michigan, promoting offender success and public safety. He also received the State of Michigan Good Government Teamwork Coin.