Former Plumas employee wins statewide probation award
From the Plumas Sun.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – December 13, 2023 – Outstanding California probation leaders were recognized for their community contributions with awards from the Chief Probation Officers of California on Dec. 7 in Sacramento. Awardees were celebrated for their work and dedication to transforming adults and youth seeking healthy, productive lives outside the justice system.
The winner of the CPOC Employee of the Year and North Region Employee of the Year awards is Scott Quade, formerly of the Plumas County Probation Department.
Each year, the five CPOC regions throughout California submit their selection for regional employee of the year. The CPOC Awards Committee then chooses one probation employee with the most significant contributions that year. From the regional employees of the year, the training committee then chooses one of those five employees to receive the statewide Employee of the Year award. This year’s statewide CPOC employee of the year is Deputy Probation Officer Scott Quade from the Sierra County Probation Department.
“Today, we celebrate Officer Scott Quade’s well-deserved recognition,” said Sierra County Chief Probation Officer Chuck Henson. “Officer Quade’s passion for helping the veterans in this community is remarkable and inspiring. He has done some amazing work involving mental health services for veterans as well as those who have become justice-involved, providing resources for their rehabilitation. Investments like these made by probation not only help people rehabilitate and get out of the justice system, it helps create safer communities for us all.”
Scott Quade previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the California Army National Guard. In 2005, he participated in the multinational force and observers mission, supervising the implementation of the Egyptian-Israeli Treaty of Peace, Sinai, Egypt. Afterward, he spent 18 months on the U.S. border assisting the border patrol. He was injured while training to deploy to Afghanistan, ending his military career in 2012 and resuming college afterward.
Quade graduated from California State University, Chico in 2013 and ultimately went to work for the Plumas County Probation Department, assigned to adult supervision and overseeing veteran cases. There, he developed a passion for helping other veterans, assisting others through the VA and other resources to ensure those veterans who ended up in the criminal justice system received the services they earned.
In 2021, Quade took a new position with the Sierra County Probation Department, where staff report that he is a tremendous asset in connecting veterans with services. He has been instrumental in assisting Sierra County with its first veterans’ court. He co-founded the Plumas County Veterans Collaborative, establishing the first Veterans Stand Down events in Plumas and Sierra counties. The stand downs help approximately 200 veterans annually. Quade is also a trained facilitator in mental health first aid, with the added training to help teach veterans, firefighters, emergency first responders, and law enforcement.
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