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State Leaders Recognize 10-Year Milestone of Juvenile Justice Realignment

October 20, 2017

Sacramento, CA — Today, The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) concluded a two-day conference, A Decade of Progress: Probation’s Success with Juvenile Realignment, in Sacramento. The probation Chiefs and attendees heard from Governor Jerry Brown, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, among many others highlighting the success of the last decade in California juvenile justice and the continued efforts to maintain and enhance a localized, evidence-based approach to juveniles in the justice system.


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Chief Terri McDonald Discuss Importance of Juvenile Justice Realignment

Watch Los Angeles County Chief Probation Officer Terri McDonald discuss the importance of Juvenile Justice Realignment and how it has helped make significant progress in California’s juvenile justice system.   

Juvenile Justice Realignment began with the passage of Senate Bill 81 in 2007. This legislation shifted the responsibility for the majority of youth in the juvenile justice system from the state to county probation departments and away from the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) run by the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. 

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: April 2-8

Sacramento – Today, Chief Mary Butler, President of the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), issued the following statement honoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2017. “We join our law enforcement partners and crime victim organizations throughout the state and nation in commemorating April 2-8, 2017 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Our mission as probation departments is to protect our communities.