Probation Services Week to highlight probation officers and staff in Imperial County


In Imperial Valley Press by Staff Report

IMPERIAL – Chief Probation Officer Dan Prince is pleased to announce the upcoming Probation Services Week, which will be held from July 17 to July 23, 2023. 

According to a press release from the County of Imperial, this special week aims to honor the invaluable contributions of probation professionals who work diligently to maintain community safety and provide support for justice-involved individuals undergoing rehabilitation. This year, the focus of Probation Services Week is on recruitment and the profound impact that individuals can make by working in probation. During Probation Services Week, the Imperial County Probation Department is emphasizing the need for passionate individuals interested in joining their ranks to apply to be a probation officer and make an impact in our community and in the lives of justice-involved individuals.

Per the release, modern probation officers play a vital role as mentors, coaches, and agents of change, and their dedication and expertise enable them to help the safety of communities by guiding justice-involved individuals, giving them the opportunity and proper support for change. Imperial County Probation Department encourages local community members to consider becoming a part of this transformative process by becoming a probation officer.

To facilitate the recruitment effort, The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) has launched the website to provide comprehensive information on probation officer roles, testimonials, as well as county links to apply for a career in probation, and other resources.

“Probation Officers are coaches and agents of change; and their dedication and expertise enables them to safely guide and protect our community,” Elizabeth V. Sais, Assistant Chief Probation Officer, said in the release.

In addition, the Probation Department is proud to introduce the afterschool program ASPIRE, serving children ages 9 to 13. This project provides mentoring, tutoring, sports and cultural programming as well as recreational events.

“Probation offers a transformative alternative to incarceration, empowering individuals to make positive changes and embark on a journey toward a brighter future,” the release reads. “By connecting comprehensive services and addressing the unique needs of justice-involved individuals, probation plays a vital role in fostering community safety and restoring people to help achieve long-term public safety. Imperial County probationofficers, equipped with extensive education and specialized training, possess the expertise to skillfully manage the complex needs of justice-involved individuals while upholding the commitment to community well-being,” it reads.

For more information about Probation Services Week please visit, and for opportunities to join the Imperial County ProbationDepartment, please visit