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County Spotlight: Lake County Probation Department hosts Collaborative Resilient Re-entry Events in their Community

County Spotlight: Lake County Probation Department hosts Collaborative Resilient Re-entry Events in their Community

The Lake County Probation Department, in collaboration with the Lake County Campus of Woodland Community College, hosted a Resilient Re-entry event in late 2023, designed to provide valuable resources and guidance to justice-involved individuals.

The event aimed to facilitate the reintegration of justice-involved individuals into society by offering a range of services, including record expungement, information about college education opportunities, and even free tattoo removal services.

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What Works Wednesdays: State Investment in Probation Associated with Lower Recidivism, Improved Safety

Probation Officer smiling and speaking with a Client

The California Probation Resource Institute (CaPRI) released a study conducted by respected expert Mia Bird who is a Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley and Ryken Grattet who is a Professor of Sociology at UC Davis.  The report, titled, “SB 678 Incentive-Based Funding and Evidence-Based Practices Enacted by California Probation Are Associated with Lower Recidivism Rates and Improved Public Safety,

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Video Highlight: Lake County Probation Department hosts Resilient Re-entry event

Video Highlight: Lake County Probation Department hosts Resilient Re-entry event

The Lake County Probation Department, in collaboration with the Lake County Campus of Woodland Community College, hosted a Resilient Re-entry event a few weeks ago, designed to provide valuable resources and guidance to justice-involved individuals.

The event aimed to facilitate the reintegration of justice-involved individuals into society by offering a range of services, including record expungement, information about college education opportunities, and even free tattoo removal services.

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ICYMI: Kern County probation program graduates 75 participants

Kern County Probation Day Reporting Center Graduation

From KGET

Family and other supporters celebrated their graduates after completion of a local reentry program.

A graduation ceremony was hosted for participants who completed the The Kern County Probation Department and GEO Reentry Services “Day Reporting Center” program on Aug. 30

The graduation ceremony featured plenty of families of graduates celebrating their completion of the program.

The intensive supervision program for individuals on probation is designed to change criminal behavior and reduce recidivism. The program includes regular reporting to the center involved and frequent testing for substance use.

Individuals also complete courses that ready them for job preparation.

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ICYMI: Probation Department Expands with Community Outreach Van

Chief Probation Officer Ryan Oliphant

From Mariposa Gazette

Mariposa County Probation has added to their services, this time with a new outreach van.

The Probation Outreach Van was made possible from a 2022 Mobile Probation Services Grant Program from the California Board of State Community Corrections.

While it was a competitive grant, meaning Mariposa County was battling with others for the funding, they were one of the 25 departments awarded the funds.

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ICYMI: Ribbon cutting held for regional juvenile hall

From The Appeal Demorat

The Tri-County Youth Development Center, a new juvenile hall facility focused on providing treatment-based rehabilitation, will begin serving Yuba, Sutter and Colusa counties this fall.

Community leaders, members of law enforcement and county probation services gathered at the facility in Marysville for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday morning.

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PRESS RELEASE: Chief Probation Officers of California Foundation and California Department of Social Services Host Screening of Jetro’s Journey Documentary and Panel Discussion

PRESS RELEASE: Chief Probation Officers of California Foundation and California Department of Social Services Host Screening of Jetro’s Journey Documentary and Panel Discussion

For Immediate Release

May 25, 2023

PRESS RELEASE

Chief Probation Officers of California Foundation and California Department of Social Services Host Screening of Jetro’s Journey Documentary and Panel Discussion

The film showcases the positive impact of the support and care provided to a Jetro – a supervised foster youth – by his resource family and Sacramento County Probation

 

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Fresno County Probation Unveils 2023 Victims’ Memorial Quilt

On April 25, 2023, in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights week, the James Rowland Crime Victim Assistance Center in Fresno County unveiled the 2023 Victims’ Memorial Quilt.  

The Victims’ Memorial Quilt stands as a lasting memory to innocent victims of Fresno County who lost their lives to acts of senseless violence. This year, 22 patches were added to the Memorial Quilt, totaling over 500 patches since our first quilt in 1994.

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Webinar: Diversity Matters – Strengthening the Probation Profession for All

Webinar: Diversity Matters – Strengthening the Probation Profession for All

In celebration of Black History Month, CPOC hosted a webinar to hear from some of California’s Probation Chiefs talk about the diversity within the probation profession, their personal stories of struggles and triumphs as black leaders and how the unique and unduplicated work of probation professionals is enhanced by its high level of diversity in the field.

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Probation Departments Give Back to Communities by Participating in Annual Torch Run to Benefit the Special Olympics

In honor of Probation Services Week, Chief Probation Officers of California are highlighting probation staff and officers’ service and compassion on and off the clock. Probation is committed to giving back to communities and helping change lives. 

Probation departments from Mariposa, Sonoma, Solano, Sacramento, and Nevada counties participated in the 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. 

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Success Story: “Probation put a wall between what I should be doing and what I shouldn’t”

Success Story: “Probation put a wall between what I should be doing and what I shouldn’t”

Erik Garduno’s life could have turned out differently.

The 30-year-old grew up in a good family. But the area where he lived was rough and he spent some of his time with the wrong crowd. As a result, a high school beer run gone wrong put him on a short probation stint, which turned out to be a good thing because it kept him away from bad influences and helped him figure out what he was – and wasn’t – supposed to be doing.

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Probation Provides a Bridge to Services for the Unhoused through a Lens of Accountability

Probation Departments throughout California are innovating to become a bridge and connector to services and supports for unhoused Californians, all through a lens of safety and accountability.  Read below about how Stanislaus County Probation and Placer County Probation are working to meet the needs of their communities to enhance safety, restoration and health.