HEALTHY VOICES HEALTHY CHOICES COALITION – Community Event
Speaker Biography: JASON ANDERSON
Upon his discharge from the United States Army, Jason obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Minor in Psychology) at Moorhead State University. He has worked in the field of probation since 1998 – spending a decade as an adult felony probation/parole agent with the MN Department of Corrections and about 5 years as a project manager. He became the Director of the Itasca County Probation Department in 2013. In addition to his duties as a probation officer and manager, Jason as served as a trainer on various topics since 2001. He is a current member of the Deer River STEP and Grand Rapids Rising prevention coalitions. A father of 2 boys (ages 14 and 17), he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, singing in his church choir and running an occasional race.
A community that encourages open, positive dialogue regarding substance use, empowering youth to make healthy choices and reduce consumption rates.
To provide unified, positive messaging throughout the Alexandria area to create an environment where it is easier for youth to make healthy choices regarding substance use.