Washington County Attorney’s Office—2017 Annual Report 5 Administrative Division Customer Service In 2017 the office of the County Attorney’s main line received over 12,018 phone calls. The processing and fielding each of these calls can range from case status inquiries to attorney and victim advocate assignments, directions or other general inquiries. Planning and Development The administrative division prepares the long and short range strategic planning for the office, including participation in the county-wide strategic plan. The administrative division coordinates purchasing and inventory tracking to ensure fiscal responsibility and maintain the yearly budget of the office. The division also pursues state and federal partnerships and funding in an effort to minimize requests for additional local funding. East Metro Crime Prevention Coalition Forum – September 27, 2017 Approximately 200 people attended this year’s East Metro Crime Prevention Coalition Event which held at North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills. This year’s training “Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System” featured: Sue Abderholden, National Alliance on Mental Illness; Jerrod Brown, Pathways Counseling Center; The Honorable Jay Quam and Undersheriff Joe Paget and Ken Barlow, KSTP Meteorologist. The half-day forum for law enforcement, prosecution and social service professionals highlighted systemic and everyday realities by covering everything from how people with mental illness get into the justice system, how justice system professionals currently respond, and personal stories about what it’s like to live with mental illness. The East Metro Crime Prevention Coalition is a joint effort of the Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington County Attorney’s and Sheriff’s Offices to unify educational resources, prevention strategies and law enforcement response to address the challenges we face by engaging our residents, sharing information and best practices to keep our communities safe. County Attorney Pete Orput First Assistant Brent Wartner Administrative Services Manager Jenn Baltaian Executive Assistant Cathy Rochel Office Support II Jean Hehn Office Support II Jean Hehn