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Probation Services Week 2018
HIGHLIGHT: Sacramento County Probation Break Away Bike Program

The Sacramento Probation Department knew they needed to address an important issue to help clients succeed in Sacramento’s Adult Drug Court – transportation.  

Transportation is a critical issue for those re-entering society to be successful.  

The Sacramento Probation Department created the Break Away Bike Program to address Adult Drug Court program participants who, upon release from custody, have no means of transportation to attend required treatment sessions and Court appearances.

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New Chief Probation Officer in Fresno County

From FOX26 NEWS

There is a new Chief Probation Officer in Fresno County.

Kirk Haynes, Division Director for the Realignment Services, has been hired to replace the current interim Chief.

The department that Haynes was in was tasked with implementing Assembly Bill 109, which transfers the supervision responsibility of state prisoners, upon their release, from the State to the Probation Department.

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The L.A. Model: Changing young lives at Campus Kilpatrick

The L.A. Model: Changing young lives at Campus Kilpatrick

Campus Kilpatrick is the flagship location of the Los Angeles County Probation Departmentʼs“L.A.Model”for juvenile rehabilitative service facilities. The Department,in partnership with other county departments and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) successfully opened the first L.A. Model cottage at Campus Kilpatrick in July 2017.

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At-risk youth, senior volunteers team up on the basketball court
Respect, teamwork are some of the lessons learned by students during the weekly games

From Gilroy Life

A typical high school basketball game pulses with energy. The ball thuds against the backboard, echoing throughout the gym. Shoes squeak against the shiny wooden floors as players and officials sprint the length of the court. The gentle swish of the ball passing through the net is met with the muffled clap of random high-fives and boisterous cheers from the audience.

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Humboldt County’s chief probation officer Bill Damiano to retire

From Eureka Times-Standard

Humboldt County’s Chief Probation Officer Bill Damiano is set to retire on April 13, with the Board of Supervisors voting Tuesday to appoint his assistant Shaun Brenneman to the post on an interim basis.

Damiano, who has served as chief probation officer since 2010 and has more than 29 years experience working for probation, informed the board of his plans to retire in late 2017.

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San Rafael boxing program offers ‘pro-social’ impact

From Marin Independent Journal

As would be expected a month before a professional boxing fight, Iris Contreras found herself in a gym, boxing.

But Contreras, 20, one of just two Latina professional boxers in Northern California, wasn’t working on her own form but instead working with dozens of young people — including several women — as part of the new Canal Friday Night Boxing program.

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Program Helps Reduce Recidivism In Criminals
The Butte County Probation Department's 'Male Community Rehabilitation Program' in Oroville works to reduce the tendency of convicted criminals to reoffend.

From Action News Now

The Butte County Probation Department’s ‘Male Community Rehabilitation Program’ in Oroville works to reduce the tendency of convicted criminals to reoffend.

Last month the state gave the program $399,300 to fund the alcohol and drug treatment services, allowing 20 additional participants and 2 new officers.