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ICYMI: VIDEO – Sonoma County Juvenile Hall Opens Music Studio for Rehab

From KTVU

In an effort to improve rehabilitation and reduce recidivism, Sonoma County is trying something new. The County’s juvenile hall just opened a new music studio and program to help young offenders find their voice and develop their creative skills. KTVU’s Heather Holmes speaks with Giovanni Barbieri, Sonoma County Juvenile Hall Supervisor and Program Operator and Music Producer Herb Polk about how the program works and what it aims to provide for young offenders.

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#CAProbation Spotlight: Fresno County Probation Hosts Honor Walk and Resource Fair for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

#CAProbation Spotlight: Fresno County Probation Hosts Honor Walk and Resource Fair for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

On April 23, 2024, in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights week, Fresno County Probation’s James Rowland Crime Victim Assistance Center hosted an Honor Walk and Resource Fair.  Guests representing survivors, family members, law enforcement, various County departments, and community based agencies came together as one, showing support and hope for crime survivors.

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Inyo County Drug Court Graduate Celebrates 15 Years of Sobriety

By Julie Weier, Inyo County Probation Deputy Chief Probation Officer. Additional messaging by CPOC.

Recovery is an act of self-love, a reclaiming of your life and a new beginning full of possibilities. Anthony Brown created a new life 15 years ago when he entered the Inyo County Probation Drug Court program in 2009 and dedicated himself to a life of sobriety, forgiveness and living with a purpose. Mr. Brown successfully completed the program in June of 2011.

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The Connector Newsletter – April 30, 2024
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.

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ICYMI: “Reading Has Given Me Hope”: Bringing the Library to Incarcerated Youth

ICYMI: “Reading Has Given Me Hope”: Bringing the Library to Incarcerated Youth

From Santa Clara County, by Omar Perez

SANTA CLARA, CA | March 20, 2024 - Coordinated efforts by multiple County of Santa Clara agencies are bringing library services directly to incarcerated youth who currently reside in the County’s Juvenile Justice Centers.   

For years, teens in youth detention facilities in Santa Clara County had no access to libraries or reading programs.

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#CAProbation Spotlight: Contra Costa Probation Unveils New Multi-Sensory Room for Youth

#CAProbation Spotlight: Contra Costa Probation Unveils New Multi-Sensory Room for Youth

On March 20th, 2024, the Contra Costa County Probation Department unveiled a brand new multi-sensory de-escalation room for youth at the John A. Davis Juvenile Hall in Contra Costa County.

Chief Probation Officer Esa Ehmen-Krause, along with Manager Tamara Gusman-Taylor and Director Malkia Crowder welcomed the crowd of probation partners and staff to celebrate the grand opening, provided a tour of the room, and encouraged people in attendance to enter suggestions for the room name.