Cheri DeGroot – Cheri graduated from Mt. Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Sciences. Cheri is a certified International Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IADC). She has been in the substance abuse field for 17 years and has experience working with diverse populations and settings, including providing treatment services at Mike Durfee State Prison, State of South Dakota Psychiatric Hospital. After moving to Iowa she has worked at Bernie Lorenz Half Way House, Cornerstone Recovery (Outpatient Counselor/ PMIC Supervisor) and Creative Counseling Services as a substance abuse counselor. Cheri’s interests in corrections lead her to her current position as a Probation Officer.