Lansing, Mich. – Candice Dunn has been named the Michigan Department of Corrections’ 2017 Parole/Probation Agent of the Year for her dedication to helping those under her supervision succeed and her commitment to improving her community. “Agent Candice Dunn’s stellar record of service and drive to guide offenders to crime-free lives exemplifies what it means to be an outstanding MDOC employee,” Michigan Department of Corrections Director Heidi Washington said. “She is well-respected by her colleagues and the community, and she is an invaluable member of our team.” Dunn, an Oakland County probation agent, has worked for the MDOC for about 12 years and works with the Urban Drug Court and Sobriety Court, in addition to serving as a trainer to her colleagues and a criminal justice instructor at South University in Novi. She leads efforts to give back to the community and has organized drives to help feed hungry families and provide gifts to those in need during the holidays. Dunn said she felt honored and humbled to be named Agent of the Year and was grateful for the support of her colleagues. Other nominees for Parole/Probation Agent of the Year included: Cheryl Evans, of the Jackson County Parole Office; Kawana Keys, of the Detroit Metro Parole Office; Theresa Krzyzak, of the Detroit Metro Parole Office; Brian Mays, of the Eastern District Probation Office; Gene McKinstry, of the Genesee County Parole Office; Brianne McGill, of the Chrysler District Probation Office; Matthew O’Brien, of the Berrien County Parole Office; Jacob Poindexter, of the Isabella County Parole and Probation Office; Jessica Reuschel, of the Electronic Monitoring Center; Travis Rosema, of the Muskegon County Parole Office; and Russell Ryynanen, of the Houghton County Parole and Probation Office.