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SPOTLIGHT: “I wasn’t afraid of probation”
One Veteran’s Positive Journey Alongside Two Probation Officers

Probation embraces a human service approach toward supervision while focusing on the components associated with effective reductions in recidivism.

The Veterans Court in the Santa Barbara County Probation Department has successfully helped a client named Kevin. Kevin has completely changed his way of life and has consistently maintained a healthier lifestyle. Kevin was recently interviewed along with his current and former probation officers about how his journey and how the relationships built between client and officer helped achieve success:


Chief Probation Officers Announce Support for Governor Newsom’s Proposal to Advance Proven Probation Practices & Enhance Supports, Fund Supervision for High Risk Misdemeanants
CPOC Stands Ready to Work with Governor and Legislators on the Governor’s Overall Budget Proposal to Ensure Safer and Healthier Communities

SACRAMENTO – The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) announced their support for Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal to advance proven practices by probation, tailor probation term length based on research and expand these practices to high risk misdemeanants.  The proposal will support adults on probation through the enhancement of best practices and alignment of some misdemeanor offenses with risk and need principles to improve public safety, reduce repeat offending, save taxpayer dollars, and increase the stability and success of people exiting probation.