Joe Arvidson is a Planning Specialist at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility in Minnesota. He has nearly 30 years of experience in Corrections. In his current role, he is responsible for strategic planning, program development, and making recommendations on policies, procedures, and services related to the implementation of evidence based practices. He is also responsible for training and facilitating a variety of EBP’s ranging from Cognitive Skills programs, Motivational Interviewing, and Risk Assessment (He is a Master Trainer of the Level of Services/Case Management Inventory).  In 2017, he was trained in the administration of the SDAC-21 (Structured Dynamic Assessment for Case Management) tool to ascertain program efficacy in relation to desistance correlates.    He is also responsible for coordinating ongoing quality assurance protocols around these initiatives.  Mr. Arvidson has been an adjunct faculty member at Concordia University and Metropolitan State University since 2000, where he teaches a number of graduate and undergraduate level Criminal Justice courses. He currently serves on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for Concordia University.

Mr. Arvidson received both his B.A. and M.S. degrees from St. Cloud State University in the discipline of Criminal Justice Administration.  He also attained a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Metropolitan State University.