Training Committee

The Training, Education, and Public Relations Committee (commonly referred to as the Training Committee) develops educational resources and training materials for use by the Commission and in member states to help ensure awareness of and compliance with the terms of the Compact and the Commission’s rules.  The Training Committee is responsible for approving, developing, and delivering trainings in addition to increasing Commission awareness.  Members actively participate in committee meetings and sub-committee work team meetings.  The members have a broad understanding of the ICJ rules and are available to review and update training materials and conduct trainings.

2022 - 2023 Meeting Dates:

December 1, 2022
January 5, 2023
February 2, 2023
March 2, 2023
April 6, 2023
May 4, 2023 - meeting cancelled 
June 1, 2023
July 6, 2023
August 3, 2023


Chair

Corrie Copeland

Commissioner, Deputy Compact Administrator, UNITY Coordinator, Training Committee Chair, Tennessee

Biography

Corrie Copeland is an employee with the Tennessee Department of Children Services, currently serving as the Commissioner for Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ) within the Office of Juvenile Justice.  Ms. Copeland has been with the department for 18 years and has served in various positions.   Ms. Copeland is responsible for providing daily oversight of interstate probation/parole cases and the process of returning runaway youth, absconder, and escapees.  She currently chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Racial Ad Hoc committee.   She previously served on the Compliance Committee, which ensures states adhere to the rules and protocols of the Compact, and on the Training Committee in which she was a panel participant for the  2019 Annual Business Meeting.  Ms. Copeland also participates in the Southern Regional ICJ workgroup, making sure the region complies. It addresses any interstate issues that may affect the Southern region and ICJ stakeholders.  Ms. Copeland obtained her undergraduate degree in History from Fisk University and a Master’s degree in Public Serve Management from Cumberland University.

Vice Chair

Natalie Dalton

Commissioner, UNITY Coordinator, Virginia

Biography

Natalie currently serves as the Interstate Compact for Juveniles Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She earned a BA in Sociology from Roanoke College. Natalie has worked for the Department of Juvenile Justice for over 20 years. Prior to ICJ, her roles have included probation officer, supervisor and program administrator. Natalie has served on several ICJ committees including Information and Technology, Special Projects, Compliance, and the Unity Business Analysis Team. She previously served as the Vice Chair and is currently Chair of the Compliance Committee.   

Roster

First Name Last Name Commission Title Office Email User Profile
Dawn Bailey Dawn Bailey Designee/Compact Administrator Washington wa-icj@dcyf.wa.gov User Profile
Lisa Bjergaard Lisa Bjergaard Commissioner North Dakota lbjergaa@nd.gov User Profile
Shyra Bland Deputy Compact Administrator New Jersey shyra.bland@njcourts.gov User Profile
Tracy L. Cassell Tracy Cassell Deputy Compact Administrator / Designee Georgia tracycassell@djj.state.ga.us User Profile
Raymundo Gallardo Raymundo Gallardo Deputy Compact Administrator/Designee Utah icjutah@utcourts.gov User Profile
Mason Harrington Staff - Compact Coordinator (Cases A - L) South Carolina InterstateCompact@scdjj.net User Profile
Robert Heide Commissioner Alaska robert.heide@alaska.gov User Profile
Stephen Horton Stephen Horton Commissioner North Carolina stephen.horton@ncdps.gov User Profile
Tasha Hunt Tasha Hunt Commissioner Connecticut Tasha.Hunt@jud.ct.gov User Profile
Rachel Johnson Staff - Compact Office North Carolina rachel.johnson@ncdps.gov User Profile
Holly Kassube Holly Kassube Probation Deputy Compact Administrator Illinois interstate@illinoiscourts.gov User Profile
Chanda Leshoure Compact Administrator Alabama AL-ICJ@dys.alabama.gov User Profile
Daryl Liedecke Daryl Liedecke Deputy Compact Administrator Texas daryl.liedecke@tjjd.texas.gov User Profile
Nordia Napier Deputy Compact Administrator/Designee Connecticut Nordia.napier@jud.ct.gov User Profile
Latoya Oliver Staff - ICJ Resource Specialist/Extradition Coordinator - Returns and Sending Cases Maryland Latoya.Oliver@maryland.gov User Profile
Jedd Pelander Jedd Pelander Commissioner Washington wa-icj@dcyf.wa.gov User Profile
Pat Pendergast Patrick Pendergast Designee Alabama AL-ICJ@dys.alabama.gov User Profile
Jessica Wald Jessica Wald Deputy Compact Administrator / Designee North Dakota jlwald@nd.gov User Profile