ICYMI: Placer Probation gives Re-Entry Program graduates a second chance

By Stacey Adams In Gold County Media

The Placer County Probation Department held a ceremony for the 2020-22 graduating classes of the Placer Re-Entry Program (PREP) on Thursday evening.

PREP provides educational and vocational programs tailored to participants’ needs to prepare them to transition back into the community. According to the county website, PREP resources include education, life skills, substance-abuse programming and employment.

Quarterly Newsletter

The Connector – September 2022
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.


Galt drug bust results in seizure of meth, heroin, fentanyl and firearms

In FOX 40 by Matthew Nobert

GALT, Calif. (KTXL) — The Sacramento County Probation Department reported on Thursday that they seized several pounds of drugs and multiple firearms during a bust in Galt on Wednesday.

The probation department said that, in partnership with the Galt Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, it served a search warrant to a Galt home on a Probation 63 approval.


ICYMI: As California Remakes Its Juvenile Justice System, Counties Take the Lead on Rehabilitation


Twenty-one-year-old Reid Butler spent about a year in one of California’s state youth prisons before officials in his home county convinced a court to let him serve his sentence in a county juvenile hall. Known as the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), the state lockups were plagued by violence among youth and abuse by staff, and often meant young people were incarcerated hundreds of miles away from their families for years.


ICYMI: San Francisco opens transitional housing for justice- involved adults with mental health and substance use needs

ICYMI: San Francisco opens transitional housing for justice- involved adults with mental health and substance use needs


San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), and the San Francisco Adult Probation Department (SFAPD) today announced the opening of a new transitional housing facility at 509 Minna Street for justice-involved adults who are experiencing homelessness and have complex mental health and substance use disorders. 



San Mateo County Probation Thanks Officers & Staff During Probation Service Week

This Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week San Mateo County Proabtion and Chief John Keene want to say thank you to theiramazing staff who provide services, education and resources to more than 3,500 adult and juvenile clients in San Mateo to help them make changes in their lives to enhance safety in the community. 

Thank you for the work you do all year to facilitate positive change in the lives of adults & juveniles, reducing recidivism, fostering law-abiding lifestyles & more. 


Imperial County Probation Project ASPIRE for Youth

The Imperial County Probation Department, in partnership with county Parks and Recreation, has developed an after-school and Saturday program for youth in outlying areas of Imperial County called Project ASPIRE.

Young people in Seeley, Ocotillo, Palo Verde, Heber, Calipatria, Niland and Salton City may benefit through the offering of recreation, homework assistance, and arts and cultural activities. 


Probation Departments Give Back to Communities by Participating in Annual Torch Run to Benefit the Special Olympics

In honor of Probation Services Week, Chief Probation Officers of California are highlighting probation staff and officers’ service and compassion on and off the clock. Probation is committed to giving back to communities and helping change lives. 

Probation departments from Mariposa, Sonoma, Solano, Sacramento, and Nevada counties participated in the 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. 


Celebration of Probation Services Week 2022

In County of San Luis Obispo

Today, Chief Probation Officer Robert Reyes announced this year’s annual Probation Service Week will be taking place from July 17 – July 23, 2022, to honor probation professionals who work to keep communities safe, return restitution due to victims, and support the rehabilitative process for the justice-involved individuals under their supervision and care.