Inyo County Probation Receives Honors from CSAC
Inyo County’s Juvenile Services Redesign Initiative Receives Recognition & Award
From Sierra Wave Media
Inyo County Probation Department and Health & Human Services staff members are getting some well-deserved time in the spotlight as part of a state organization’s efforts to highlight the best practices of California counties.
Through a series of videos, the California Association of Counties (CSAC) is highlighting recipients of its annual Challenge Awards, including Inyo County’s Juvenile Services Redesign initiative.
Governor Brown Appoints Probation Chief John Keene to California Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown announced his appointment of San Mateo County Chief Probation Officer John Keene to the California Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision.
31 Counties Attend Pretrial Training in San Joaquin; Learn About Model Pretrial Program
San Joaquin County Probation Department Hosted Pretrial Training as Counties Prepare for Pretrial Reform in California
Last month, San Joaquin County Chief Probation Officer Stephanie James hosted over 130 representatives from 31 counties throughout California to provide information and a day of training on San Joaquin County’s successful Pretrial Program.
Governor Brown Signs Transitional Age Youth Pilot Program Legislation Relying on Mounting Brain Research of Treatment Options for Youthful Offenders Age 18-21
SACRAMENTO – This weekend, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1106 authored by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), and supported by the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), which will expand the Transitional Age Youth pilot program passed in 2016 that allows for specific counties to operate a deferred entry of judgment pilot program for eligible defendants aged 18-21.
The Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention in California Has Quietly Plummeted
Major portions of San Diego’s juvenile detention facilities sit empty. And it’s not just San Diego. Falling crime rates, combined with more money for prevention and a changing juvenile justice culture, have virtually emptied California’s juvenile halls.
From the Voice of San Diego
In the past decade, the number of children behind bars decreased so dramatically that in San Diego County – and across the state – juvenile halls and camps stand at unprecedented levels of emptiness.
But the tough-on-crime politicians who built many of those prisons predicted a much different outcome.
Congratulations to CSAC Challenge Award Recipients
Inyo, Shasta & Sacramento Counties Receive Top Honors in Administration of Justice Category
The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) announced the recipients of their 2018 Challenge Awards that spotlight the most innovative programs developed and implemented by California Counties.
In the Administration of Justice category, top awards went to Inyo, Shasta and Sacramento Counties for their innovative and effective programs.
From The New Times SLO
The letter was written on a single sheet of ruled notebook paper. Neatly folded and just four paragraphs long. The words, penned in a looping cursive, were hopeful but pleading.
“I am in need of a stable, clean and sober living environment,” it stated. “I am totally committed to living life in a productive manner.”
I read an article recently in the Napa Valley Register, “When the system works; Napa teen tells of time in Juvenile hall, Probation” (Aug. 22). I was inspired by her strength for sharing her story — the person behind her actions that do not define you.
When one 16-year-old Napa girl was arrested last year for stealing a car, staying in juvenile hall and being put on probation seemed like the worst thing that could happen. It made her angry – so angry. But then, she said, it actually ended up helping her.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Chief Jim Salio, President of the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), issued the following statement in response to the Legislature passing SB 10 (Hertzberg):
From The Reporter
With joy and tears Tuesday, 71 people described as “high-risk offenders” were honored for completing a rigorous program slated to help make their transition back into the community successful.
PROBATION SERVICES WEEK 2018
HIGHLIGHT: Monterey County Probation Officer Honored for Work with Foster Youth
Probation’s Glazzard Honored by Child Abuse Prevention Council
When you think of young offenders in the Probation system, foster care doesn’t usually come first to mind. But that is a reality for many youth in juvenile probation.
Each year CAPC honors those who have made significant contributions to child abuse prevention.
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.
From the Ventura County Star
Ventura County Probation Director Mark Varela has been appointed to a state corrections board by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Varela’s three-year term on the Board of State and Community Corrections begins Sunday, a board spokeswoman said. The appointment requires confirmation by the state Senate within the next 12 months.
Governor Brown Appoints Probation Chief Mark Varela to Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)
SACRAMENTO – Yesterday afternoon Governor Jerry Brown announced his appointment of Ventura County Chief Probation Officer Mark Varela to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC).
CPOC President’s Statement on California’s 2018-19 Budget
Chief Jim Salio Reacts to the Recent California Budget
SACRAMENTO – Today, Chief Jim Salio, President of the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), issued the following statement in response to the State Budget sent to Governor Brown:
Seventy-six miles from the nearest state prison, inmates are serving their sentences under entirely different terms.
Here, there are no cells. There is no barbed wire. They are free to go outside whenever they want, within the confines of an ankle bracelet.
County mistakes, not reform laws, allowed the alleged killer of a Whittier police officer to go free
The killing last year of Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer added some punch to what had become a sagging campaign to blame California’s historic criminal justice reforms for an uptick in crime rates.