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CPOC Statement on 2019-20 State Budget

SACRAMENTO – Today, Chief Stephanie James, President of the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s State Budget proposal:

 

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Wall of Change: Ceremony

Wall of Change: Ceremony

Explore the stories and perspectives around Marin County Probation’s Wall of Change project. “Ceremony” takes us into the annual recognition event, but allows us to hear transformation stories and perspectives along the way.

 

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Wall of Change: Framing Change

Wall of Change: Framing Change

Explore the stories and perspectives around Marin County Probation’s Wall of Change project. “Framing Change” is a glimpse into the creation of a Wall of Change frame, and the stories of how individuals, through various methods of support, have transformed their lives.

 

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Marin’s Wall of Change ceremony celebrates probationers’ success

From Marin Independent Journal 

At age 11, San Rafael resident Tylor Bruns started drinking. A year later he started taking pills. By age 20, Bruns was regularly shooting heroin.

“The only time I was able to stop using was when I was in handcuffs,” said Bruns, 26, one of 14 probationers honored Wednesday at the Civic Center in San Rafael and inducted into the probation department’s Wall of Change.

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California Probation Chiefs Elect New President, Executive Officers for 2019
San Joaquin County Chief Stephanie James Elected President

SACRAMENTO – The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) announced their ratified vote to confirm the slate of Executive Officers for 2019 at their quarterly all chief meeting.

The 2019 slate of new executive officers are: President: Chief Stephanie James (San Joaquin County), Vice President: Chief Steve Sentman (Orange County), Secretary: Chief Brian Richart (El Dorado County). 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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Governor Brown Signs Landmark CPOC Sponsored Legislation to Assist Mentally Ill Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Governor Brown signed into law AB 1214 authored by Assemblyman Mark Stone (D-Santa Cruz), and sponsored by the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), which will help address gaps in juvenile competency proceedings by promoting appropriate settings for youth deemed incompetent and creating clear processes and timelines for restoration of competency.

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The Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention in California Has Quietly Plummeted
Major portions of San Diego’s juvenile detention facilities sit empty. And it’s not just San Diego. Falling crime rates, combined with more money for prevention and a changing juvenile justice culture, have virtually emptied California’s juvenile halls.

From the Voice of San Diego

In the past decade, the number of children behind bars decreased so dramatically that in San Diego County – and across the state – juvenile halls and camps stand at unprecedented levels of emptiness.

But the tough-on-crime politicians who built many of those prisons predicted a much different outcome.

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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.