By Molly Gibs in the Monterey Herald
In partnership with the Homeboy Art Academy, the Monterey County Juvenile Hall has kickstarted a new rehabilitation program for incarcerated and formerly gang-involved youth to reconnect with themselves and the world through art.
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.
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.
By Abbie Lauten-Scrivner. in Merced Sun Star
With the help of a grant awarded to only four other cities statewide, Merced is embarking on a new pilot program geared toward supporting at-risk youth and their families.
CPOC hosted a webinar to hear from some of California’s Probation Chiefs, about the evolution of probation work in California and how modern California probation work is unique and undublicated within the justice system.
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.
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.
In the Reporter
State Attorney General Rob Bonta visited Vallejo in recent weeks to learn more about the city’s Youth Achievement Center and discuss the needs and concerns of youths.
The event was held in partnership with the Solano County Probation Department and Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan, among others.
By Melissa Joseph in Red Bluff Daily News
RED BLUFF— Chief Probation Officer Richard Muench approached the Tehama County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to request the board’s approval of plans for a Probation Outbuilding Electrical Project, the second half of a workshop project first introduced on June 22, 2021.
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.
A $6 million state grant to the Merced County Probation Department is being leveraged to implement a stronger pretrial diversion program for individuals with mental health or substance use disorders, county officials say.
In the Orange County Breeze
The Orange County Executive Officer (CEO) Frank Kim announced that Daniel C. Hernandez is the new Chief Probation Officer of the County Probation Department on July 26, 2022. The announcement came after the Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Chief Hernandez.
SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Tamika Nelson to the California Rehabilitation Oversight Board. Ms. Nelson fulfills the requirement for one county chief probation officer to be appointed to this office.
The Youth Transition Campus (YTC) in Kearny Mesa aims to give young offenders the opportunity to change their lives with treatment, education, support and career training in a state-of-the-art facility.
This summer, some young people in custody are learning more than just life’s hard lessons.
FAIRFIELD — Solano County Deputy Probation Officer Amanda Phillipps was recently honored with the the Bay Area Mothers Against Drunk Driving Outstanding Probation Officer award for her efforts to curb and prevent impaired driving in Solano County.
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.
Enjoy just a sampling of some of the great programs, officers, staff and highlights from California Probation during this year’s Probation Services Week!
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.
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.