Tracy Blackwell is a seasoned probation officer with over 25 years of experience, currently serving as the Senior Probation Officer at 1st District Court in Monroe. She is also a licensed professional counselor, having earned her master’s degree in counseling from Spring Arbor University. Tracy’s commitment to community well-being extends beyond her current role, as evidenced by her previous service as the Mental Health Court Probation Officer and a past president of Paula’s House, a transitional program for homeless women with substance abuse issues. Dedicated to the betterment of batterer intervention services, Tracy previously served on the BISC-MI board and played a pivotal role in establishing a memorandum of understanding with the local judiciary to ensure agencies providing services to probation clients are BIPSCC certified. With a focus on balancing offender needs and community safety, Tracy is passionate about facilitating the personal growth of probation clients. That work, combined with her counseling experience, particularly with children and teens impacted by trauma, has provided a well-rounded understanding of the far-reaching impact of domestic violence. Tracy is also certified in moral reconation therapy, embodying a holistic approach to probation and intervention services. Her commitment to quality programing, offender accountability and rehabilitation aligns with her role as an adjunct faculty member at Franklin University, where she has been teaching criminal justice courses since 2007.