For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Dixon
Friday May 13, 2016 Phone: 510-384-3020
Governor’s May Budget Revision
SACRAMENTO – Today, Chief Mark Bonini, President of the Chief Probation Officers of California, issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s State Budget May Revision.
“We commend the Governor for working hard to present the Legislature with a fair and balanced budget in a tough budget year,” said Chief Mark Bonini, President of Chief Probation Officers of California.
“The Governor has conscientiously stood fast on investing in proven programs that work to decrease recidivism and increase the safety of our communities. This budget provides a good framework for a public safety system that not only holds offenders accountable but also provides resources for evidence-based rehabilitation throughout our entire public safety system. This policy and fiduciary commitment will help address the needs of our prison system, reduce recidivism and keep our communities safe. We look forward to working with the Legislature and the Governor to ensure California safeguards long-term viable solutions to public safety programs in California.”