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California Probation officers are diverse and highly educated professionals with over 72% of probation officers identifying as non-white, and 51% are women, the majority have four-year degrees, and over half of probation departments have employed former system-involved individuals.

California Probation is educated and trained to help protect communities by carefully balancing justice-involved individuals’ need for accountability along with their need for the help and hope required to safely leave the justice system permanently. 

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Sonoma County Probation Officer Receives APPA’s Line Officer of the Year Award
Ermelinda Miramontes Honored with American Probation and Parole Association's 2021 Scotia Knouff Line Officer of the Year Award

Ermelinda Miramontes, Deputy Probation Officer III from Sonoma County Probation, was honored as a 2021 recipient of the American Probation and Parole Association’s Scotia Knouff Line Officer of the Year Award. As one of the most competitive and prestigious practitioner awards offered by APPA, it honors probation, parole, or community corrections officers who have shown excellence and outstanding performance in their duties while providing hope, help, and accountability to their clients.