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This is California Probation
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. 

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This is California Probation
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. 

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ICYMI: Youth Detention Facility finds culture of kindness more effective than punishment
By Laurie Udesky

From the PACES Connection.

When a young person enters the de-escalation room in the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility, they’ll find dimmed lights, bottles of lavender, orange and other essential oils, an audio menu featuring the rush of ocean waves and other calming sounds, along with squeeze balls, TheraPutty, jigsaw puzzles, and an exercise ball to bounce on.

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Breaking Through: A Conversation with the Female Leaders of California Probation

Breaking Through: A Conversation with the Female Leaders of California Probation

As part of the Chief Probation Officers of California’s (CPOC) celebration of Women’s History Month in 2021, CPOC hosted a conversation with many of California’s women Probation Chiefs during a webinar on March 19, 2021. With 51% of probation officers in California being women, this important discussion highlights the value women bring to the probation profession and the importance of a work environment responsive to opportunities for advancement.

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Q&A with Chief Tanja Heitman during Women’s History Month 2021

Q&A with Chief Tanja Heitman during Women’s History Month 2021

Did you know over half of the probation officers in California are women? 51% of probation officers in California are women, representing diverse and well-trained professionals to help provide accountability for justice-involved individuals while focusing their efforts on long-term community safety through the use of evidence-based rehabilitation and programs. 

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Q&A with Chief Jennifer Branning during Women’s History Month 2021

Q&A with Chief Jennifer Branning during Women’s History Month 2021

Did you know over half of the probation officers in California are women? 51% of probation officers in California are women, representing diverse and well-trained professionals to help provide accountability for justice-involved individuals while focusing their efforts on long-term community safety through the use of evidence-based rehabilitation and programs. 

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ICYMI: Probation Officers Hand Out Wellness Bags

From the Santa Barbara Edhat

On March 25, 2021, the Santa Barbara County Probation Department conducted county-wide wellness checks on active Probation and Post Release Community Supervision clients. The operation specifically focused on probationers where it was determined there were children, victims, or vulnerable adults in the home.

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Women’s History Month Highlight: Officer Stokes & Officer Juarez

March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate the month CPOC is highlighting some of the incredible women Probation officers and the work they do for our communities. 

Probation Fact: 51% of Probation Officers in California are women

2 of those officers are Fresno County Probation Officers Tiffany Stokes and Hillary Juarez.  Both  have dedicated to working with youth to help them onto healthier pathways in the community.  

Thank you for your work to help youth and our communities! 

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Q&A with Chief Kelly Zuniga during Women’s History Month 2021

Q&A with Chief Kelly Zuniga during Women’s History Month 2021

Did you know over half of the probation officers in California are women? 51% of probation officers in California are women, representing diverse and well-trained professionals to help provide accountability for justice-involved individuals while focusing their efforts on long-term community safety through the use of evidence-based rehabilitation and programs. 

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ICYMI: Construction of new Tri-County juvenile hall has begun
By David Wilson

After eight years, it’s finally time for a shovel to hit the ground in the construction of the Tri-County Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility. Construction began on Tuesday, according to Yuba County Director of Administrative Services Perminder Bains.

The project is estimated to be completed in July 2022 and occupied by September 2022.

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Probation During COVID-19: Feeding the Homeless
El Dorado Probation Youth and Staff Cook Over 3,000 Meals for Locals

In response to COVID-19, Governor Newsom authorized $150 million in March 2020 to establish Project Roomkey, a program that allows counties to provide shelter options for people experiencing homelessness to minimize the strain on local health care systems. Project Roomkey offers people experiencing homelessness exposed to or recovering from COVID-19 a safe place to properly quarantine outside of a hospital, especially if they are at high risk for medical complications.

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San Joaquin County Probation’s Passport Program: Steven’s Story

San Joaquin County Probation’s Passport Program: Steven’s Story

As a child, Steven grew up with neglectful parents and was placed in a group home. He had a very rough life in and out of the system for what felt like a lifetime. Steven suffered from an addiction to harmful substances and alcohol.

He always wanted a change in his life but never knew how to ask or get the help he needed.

After years of unsuccessful attempts to get his life on a better path, Steven and his family moved to Stockton.