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Exciting News!

Tara Nelson, PACT for Families Executive Board Chair, has offered the position of Director to Rochelle Peterson and she has officially accepted!

Many of you may remember Rochelle as she once worked for PACT as our first Restorative Justice Coordinator back in 2000. Her current position is with the State of MN Board of Public Defense as a Dispositional Advisor, Eighth Judicial District. She has background in corrections but also has been an independent grant writer and a sociology instructor at Ridgewater College. Rochelle has an extensive background in many facets that will fit well as Director of PACT. Rochelle’s official start date will be July 27th; but will be working in the office as her schedule permits over the next few weeks.

PACT (Putting All Communities Together) for Families Collaborative is a Children’s Mental Health and Family Services collaborative, serving children and families in Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, and Yellow Medicine counties and the Upper Sioux Community in west-central Minnesota. It was established as PACT 4 Families in 1993 as a four-county collaborative and became a five-county collaborative on January 1, 2011 with the addition of McLeod County.

The collaborative is a unique organization developed by its many partners to fill gaps in services and reduce duplication. Members include: county social service, public health, and corrections agencies; school districts; mental health providers; and other child-serving agencies. PACT for Families and its partners are dedicated to changing systems to be more prevention focused and family friendly. 

PACT for Families Collaborative Vision:

The PACT for Families Collaborative has a vision of healthy and safe communities where individuals, families, and children care about and support each other.