Outstanding Adult and Juvenile Justice Leaders Honored for their Community Efforts at Chief Probation Officers of California Ceremony


From the Sierra Booster.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – December 7, 2023 –  This year’s statewide CPOC Employee of the Year is Deputy Probation Officer Scott Quade from the Sierra County Probation Department. 

The CPOC Awards Committee evaluated submissions from probation departments throughout the state and selected awardees who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, commitment, and passion for their work. They highlight some of the best in the probation profession and system partners that push the envelope, going above and beyond to keep communities safe and help justice-involved individuals transform their lives in positive ways.

Additionally, Each year, the 5 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.

“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 previously served in the US Marine Corps and the California Army National Guard. In 2005, he participated in the Multinational Force & Observers mission, supervising the implementation of the Egyptian-Israeli Treaty of Peace, Sinai, Egypt. Afterwards, he spent eighteen (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. Deputy Quade graduated from the California State University, Chico, in 2013 and ultimately went to work for the Plumas County Probation Department, assigned to adult supervision and oversaw 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, Scott took a new position with the Sierra County Probation Department, where he is a tremendous asset in connecting veterans with services. He has been instrumental in assisting Sierra County with its first veteran’s court. He co-founded the Plumas County Veterans Collaborative, establishing the first Veterans Stand Downs in Plumas and Sierra Counties that has helped approximately 200 veterans annually. Scott 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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