Probation Department

Our Mission

“Working with Meskwaki Probation has allowed me to not only become a better person, but has also helped me make better choices in my own everyday life.”
– Probationer

About the Probation Department

The Meskwaki Probation Department provides guidance to Tribal Court probationers by encouraging them to be successful community members. Probationers are provided access to a variety of resources and services that not only address their offenses, but also promote healthy lifestyles and help reconnect them with the community.

What We Believe

We believe that offenders who maintain and/or build strong family relationships are less likely to reoffend. We believe that without targeted intervention, there is a higher risk that previous patterns of behaviors are likely to be repeated and/or passed on to the next generation. The Probation Department works as a resource to offenders by targeting educational and cultural opportunities to reduce the chances of re-offending by promoting lifelong learning, employment, counseling, mentoring, and social inclusion practices.

How We Help

Get in touch with our department to learn more about the following:

  • Community Services Opportunities
  • Domestic Violence Classes
  • Youth and Adult Probation
  • Pretrial Supervision
  • Family Connections Programs

Probation Department Staff

Misty Jefferson

Probation Officer

Justice Center

mjefferson@meskwakicourt.org
641-484-9285

Contact the Probation Department 

Phone Number 

(641) 484-9285

Fax Number 

(641) 484-2221

Physical & Mailing Address 

307 Meskwaki Road
Tama, IA 52339

Probation Department Resources

Contact the Meskwaki Nation

Get in touch with our main office if you have general questions or need assistance finding the correct department to contact.