ICYMI: New gym, auto shop and classrooms reflect inventive-based approach with youth at Orange County Juvenile Hall

In the Los Angeles Times by Eric Licas 

Barbed-wire-lined fencing is what used to greet those visiting youth committed at Orange County Juvenile Hall. Parents would have to line up by a nondescript door in the corner of an open-air plaza just south of UCI Medical Center in Orange and check in at three different desks in order to see their children.


ICYMI: Placer Probation gives Re-Entry Program graduates a second chance

By Stacey Adams In Gold County Media

The Placer County Probation Department held a ceremony for the 2020-22 graduating classes of the Placer Re-Entry Program (PREP) on Thursday evening.

PREP provides educational and vocational programs tailored to participants’ needs to prepare them to transition back into the community. According to the county website, PREP resources include education, life skills, substance-abuse programming and employment.

Quarterly Newsletter

The Connector – September 2022
California Probation Creating Safer Communities Through Accountability & Opportunity

In this issue of The Connector, read stories of hope and inspiration of how California Probation is helping create safer communities by focusing on holding justice-involved individuals accountable while helping them transition out of the system permanently through transformative and evidence-based rehabilitation. Probation Departments are a connector in the justice system, interlacing and maximizing the resources available within our systems and communities to reduce recidivism by carefully balancing direct human services and research-based interventions.


Galt drug bust results in seizure of meth, heroin, fentanyl and firearms

In FOX 40 by Matthew Nobert

GALT, Calif. (KTXL) — The Sacramento County Probation Department reported on Thursday that they seized several pounds of drugs and multiple firearms during a bust in Galt on Wednesday.

The probation department said that, in partnership with the Galt Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, it served a search warrant to a Galt home on a Probation 63 approval.


ICYMI: As California Remakes Its Juvenile Justice System, Counties Take the Lead on Rehabilitation


Twenty-one-year-old Reid Butler spent about a year in one of California’s state youth prisons before officials in his home county convinced a court to let him serve his sentence in a county juvenile hall. Known as the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), the state lockups were plagued by violence among youth and abuse by staff, and often meant young people were incarcerated hundreds of miles away from their families for years.


ICYMI: San Francisco opens transitional housing for justice- involved adults with mental health and substance use needs

ICYMI: San Francisco opens transitional housing for justice- involved adults with mental health and substance use needs


San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), and the San Francisco Adult Probation Department (SFAPD) today announced the opening of a new transitional housing facility at 509 Minna Street for justice-involved adults who are experiencing homelessness and have complex mental health and substance use disorders.