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ICYMI: Larry Younger A Champion for Incarcerated Youth and Their Families
Deputy Probation Officer III Larry Younger Featured in City of Santa Rosa's Multicultural Roots Project

Kind, exuberant, compassionate, understanding. These are just a few of the words used to describe Larry Younger, Probation Officer with Sonoma County’s Juvenile Probation Division. Larry’s joyful disposition lends itself well to his work: supporting incarcerated and probationary youth toward a better, more prosperous path forward.

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Around Kern County Highlights Probation’s RAP Program
Ally Soper highlights Kern County Probation Department's solution to address individual needs of youth

Around Kern County Highlights Probation’s RAP Program

You won’t want to miss the final episode of Around Kern County where Ally Soper, Chief Communications Officer, highlights Kern County Probation Department’s solution to address individual needs of youth in their juvenile facilities. Their Re-Entry, ADA, and Programming Unit, also known as RAP, is an evidence-based program designed to set youth up for success after their release.

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ICYMI: Stephanie Clark a probation officer with compassion
From the Mountain Democrat

From the Mountain Democrat

SACRAMENTO — Outstanding leaders in the probation profession from throughout California were recognized Dec. 9 for their community contributions with awards from the Chief Probation Officers of California. Awardees were celebrated for their work and dedication to the transformation of adults and youth who are seeking to live healthy, productive lives outside the justice system.

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Removing Barriers & Bringing Services to the Community: A common-Sense Approach to Working with Justice-Involved Unhoused Individuals
How Placer County Probation is Innovating to Enhance Safety by Increasing Access to Tools, Resources for the Those in Need

In an innovative move to remove barriers for justice-involved people in Placer County, particularly the unhoused and those with transportation barriers, Placer County Probation Department this month unveiled their Probation Outreach Vehicle (POV).

The modified vehicle is a first-of-its-kind mobile probation office, courtroom and assessment center used to better meet the needs of the community and justice-involved people where they are.

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“Wall of Change” Honorees Share their Success Stories at Special Event

On December 1, 2021, twenty-three probationers were honored at the Marin County Civic Center’s Board of Supervisors chamber for positively changing their lives and inspiring others. Each probationer was celebrated on the Marin County Probation Department’s Wall of Change, where personal stories of their transformations are documented in the department’s lobby for all probationers to see. The Wall of Change ceremony was an emotional tribute to the 2020 and 2021 induction classes. The 2020 event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Outstanding Adult and Juvenile Justice Leaders Honored for their Community Efforts at Chief Probation Officers of California Ceremony

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – December 9, 2021 – Outstanding leaders in the probation profession from throughout California were recognized for their community contributions with awards from the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC). Awardees were celebrated for their work and dedication to the transformation of adults and youth who are seeking to live healthy, productive lives outside of the justice system. 

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San Bernardino County Probation Department: Butterfly Wall
Raises Awareness for Cancer, Uplifts Families of Those Impacted

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chief Probation Officers of California highlights San Bernardino County Probation Department’s butterfly wall. The wall was created to honor staff and their loved ones who have been impacted by cancer. Staff and officers can write their stories  on a post-it note which is then taped to the wall in the shape of a butterfly.

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Sonoma County Probation Officer Receives APPA’s Line Officer of the Year Award
Ermelinda Miramontes Honored with American Probation and Parole Association's 2021 Scotia Knouff Line Officer of the Year Award

Ermelinda Miramontes, Deputy Probation Officer III from Sonoma County Probation, was honored as a 2021 recipient of the American Probation and Parole Association’s Scotia Knouff Line Officer of the Year Award. As one of the most competitive and prestigious practitioner awards offered by APPA, it honors probation, parole, or community corrections officers who have shown excellence and outstanding performance in their duties while providing hope, help, and accountability to their clients.