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    Jeffrey L. Peterson

    Degree(s) Achieved: Bachelor of Arts - Political Science - 1969
    Master of Science - Sociology and Corrections – 1981

    Most Recent Position: Executive Officer Hearings and Release - Minnesota Department of Corrections
    Years Served: 17
    Previous Experience: Parole/Probation Agent – Twelve Years
    Parole/Probation Agent District and Regional Supervisor – Twelve Years

    Previous and Present Service to APAI: Seventeen years as a member of APAI; Served as APAI Vice President and Central Region Vice President; One of several authors of APAI’s current Constitution and By-Laws; Previous Co-Chair of APAI’s Resolution Committee; Participated in the development of the current training curriculum for Parole Chairs/Releasing Authorities sponsored by NIC; Co-Author of the “Collaborative Principles”, a Joint effort between APAI and ASCA (Association of Correctional Administrators), to promote and develop better relationships between Releasing Authorities and their respective Departments of Corrections; Current member representing APAI on the Community Corrections Collaborative Network sponsored by NIC whose membership consists of the major Correctional Associations; Currently serving on the National Parole Resource Center [NPRC] Advisory Board.

    Other Relevant Biographical Information: Mr. Peterson has been married to Marilyn for thirty-one years and together they have three children; Andrea, Lindsey, and Taylor. Andrea, Lindsey and Marilyn are all Registered Nurses and Taylor is a Civil Engineer.