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Equity in Gender, Diverse Officers Focused on Collaborative Safety for All
California Probation officers are diverse and highly educated professionals with over 72% of probation officers identifying as non-white, and 51% are women, the majority have four-year degrees, and over half of probation departments have employed former system-involved individuals.
California Probation is educated and trained to help protect communities by carefully balancing justice-involved individuals’ need for accountability along with their need for the help and hope required to safely leave the justice system permanently.
CA Department of Justice Victims’ Services Unit – The Victims’ Services Unit offers crime victims and their families support and information at every stage of the criminal process.
CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, OVSRS – Provides information on offender release, restitution, parole conditions and parole hearings when the offender is incarcerated in prison. 1-877-256-6877
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News and Review by Gail Allyn Short
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A fresh start in life. That is what probation affords individuals who are justice involved.
When a judge hands down a sentence of probation, it enables a defendant to remain in the community, under strict conditions, instead of jail or prison.
Chief Probation Officers of California Statement in Response to Fentanyl & Retail Theft Legislation Announced by Senate Pro Tem McGuire and Senate Leadership
SACRAMENTO, Calif., February 26, 2024 – Chief Probation Officers of California President, Chief Probation Officer Kelly Vernon, issued the following statement in response to Fentanyl & Retail Theft Legislation announced by Senate Pro Tem McGuire and Senate Leadership: