Lake County Probation awarded grant to establish mobile service center
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Probation Department has received a $220,638 grant to establish a mobile probation service center.
The grant will facilitate purchase of a vehicle to provide unhoused Probation Department clients access to all services, including remote court appearances, probation programs, check-ins with their officers, and access to service providers and partner agencies.
“Currently, approximately 25% of those on high-risk probation in Lake County are unhoused,” said Chief Probation Officer Wendy Mondfrans. “The mobile service center will allow us to more effectively work with partners to meet the needs of those we serve, and help them successfully complete probation. This will support critical public safety priorities, while ensuring more equitable access to available supports.”
Funding for the mobile service center stems from Assembly Bill 178, which established a competitive grant program to allow county probation departments to purchase vehicles and telecommunications and other associated equipment to assist those on probation, with particular emphasis on supporting unhoused individuals struggling to meet probation requirements.