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ICYMI: Santa Barbara Probation Enhances Pretrial Services Amid COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Santa Barbara County Probation has made it a priority to quickly escalate its pretrial programming services to address the rapid release of individuals in the community facing mental health challenges, housing insecurity, or who have little support in the community during the shelter-in-place order.


Probation President Chief Richart’s Statement on Governor’s May Revise Budget Proposal Involving Probation
Probation is a Safety Net of the Justice System and Committed to Keeping Communities Safe

Sacramento, CA, May 14, 2020 – The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) respond to Governor Gavin Newsom’s overall May Revise budget proposal impacting both adult and juvenile probation including the announcement to realign the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to county probation departments. CPOC President Chief Brian Richart issued the following statements: