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ICYMI: LA County Probation: Probation Department program offers hope to youth
By Shirley Hawkins

From The Wave Publication

LOS ANGELES — David had a troubled childhood. His parents, who were both addicted to drugs, abandoned him when he was just 2. With no relatives to take him in and searching for the love and sense of belonging he had never received, David soon found himself falling in with the wrong crowd. Before long, he had joined his newfound friends in committing petty thefts.

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Pretrial Program Highlight: Sonoma County Probation

Fred (not using his real name for privacy) had been having many challenges. He was repeatedly in and out of jail for drug use and property crimes. During multiple incarcerations he talked about changing his life and quitting drugs to reunite with his kids, as he had lost custody of his children due to meth use.

Earlier this year, following another arrest, he was released as a part of a Pretrial pilot program under the care and supervision of the Sonoma County Probation Department.

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CPOC Statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict

April 21, 2021 -  The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) issued the following statement from President Chief Steve Sentman, in response to the guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder trial:

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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.