Featured Programs


Featured Programs

Probation Departments throughout California are developing and implementing creative and innovative programs that provide safety to the community, hold defendants accountable while providing needed services, and make the best use of continually shrinking resources.The Chief Probation Officers of California is proud to provide information and resources regarding these programs.

Date Featured

Program and County

June 2017 Riverside County Directing Change Program
June 2011 San Bernardino County Gateway Program
October 2010 Sonoma County Supervised Adult Crew
September 2010 Fresno County Juvenile Substance Abuse Unit
August 2010 Sacramento County Adult Day Reporting Center
June 2010 Kern County Bridges Career Development Academy
May 2010 Sierra County Adult Drug Court Program
April 2010 San Luis Obispo County YIA Program
March 2010 Humboldt County New Horizons Program
February 2010 Contra Costa Youthful Offender Treatment Program
January 2010 Tulare County Institutional Summer Youth Jobs Program
December 2009 Butte County Juvenile Hall Boys & Girls Club
November 2009 Orange County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
October 2009 Sacramento County Juvenile Multi-Service Center
September 2009

Napa County Adult Community Corrections Service Center

August 2009

Mariposa County Alcohol & Drug Awareness for Parents & Teens

July 2009 Yuba County Probation & School Success (PASS) Program
June 2009 Merced County Day Reporting Center
April 2009 Placer County Alternative Sentencing Program

Inyo County Probation Receives Honors from CSAC
Inyo County’s Juvenile Services Redesign Initiative Receives Recognition & Award

From Sierra Wave Media

Inyo County Probation Department and Health & Human Services staff members are getting some well-deserved time in the spotlight as part of a state organization’s efforts to highlight the best practices of California counties.

Through a series of videos, the California Association of Counties (CSAC) is highlighting recipients of its annual Challenge Awards, including Inyo County’s Juvenile Services Redesign initiative.


Former San Bernardino Probation Client Shares Success Story

Former San Bernardino Probation Client Shares Success Story

Former San Bernardino County Probation client John Mata shares how Probation’s drug diversion program helped him get through the addiction cycle.

John also discusses how a San Bernardino County Probation officer gave him the needed resources and motivation to help him change.

Watch this video to see how John found direction in his life and created his own success story.



Governor Brown Signs Transitional Age Youth Pilot Program Legislation Relying on Mounting Brain Research of Treatment Options for Youthful Offenders Age 18-21

SACRAMENTO – This weekend, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1106 authored by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), and supported by the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), which will expand the Transitional Age Youth pilot program passed in 2016 that allows for specific counties to operate a deferred entry of judgment pilot program for eligible defendants aged 18-21.


Congratulations to CSAC Challenge Award Recipients
Inyo, Shasta & Sacramento Counties Receive Top Honors in Administration of Justice Category

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) announced the recipients of their 2018 Challenge Awards that spotlight the most innovative programs developed and implemented by California Counties.

In the Administration of Justice category, top awards went to Inyo, Shasta and Sacramento Counties for their innovative and effective programs.


Probation Services Week 2018
HIGHLIGHT: Sacramento County Probation Break Away Bike Program

The Sacramento Probation Department knew they needed to address an important issue to help clients succeed in Sacramento’s Adult Drug Court – transportation.  

Transportation is a critical issue for those re-entering society to be successful.  

The Sacramento Probation Department created the Break Away Bike Program to address Adult Drug Court program participants who, upon release from custody, have no means of transportation to attend required treatment sessions and Court appearances.


The L.A. Model: Changing young lives at Campus Kilpatrick

The L.A. Model: Changing young lives at Campus Kilpatrick

Campus Kilpatrick is the flagship location of the Los Angeles County Probation Departmentʼs“L.A.Model”for juvenile rehabilitative service facilities. The Department,in partnership with other county departments and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) successfully opened the first L.A. Model cottage at Campus Kilpatrick in July 2017.