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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.

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Probation During COVID-19: Feeding the Homeless
El Dorado Probation Youth and Staff Cook Over 3,000 Meals for Locals

In response to COVID-19, Governor Newsom authorized $150 million in March 2020 to establish Project Roomkey, a program that allows counties to provide shelter options for people experiencing homelessness to minimize the strain on local health care systems. Project Roomkey offers people experiencing homelessness exposed to or recovering from COVID-19 a safe place to properly quarantine outside of a hospital, especially if they are at high risk for medical complications.

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San Joaquin County Probation’s Passport Program: Steven’s Story

San Joaquin County Probation’s Passport Program: Steven’s Story

As a child, Steven grew up with neglectful parents and was placed in a group home. He had a very rough life in and out of the system for what felt like a lifetime. Steven suffered from an addiction to harmful substances and alcohol.

He always wanted a change in his life but never knew how to ask or get the help he needed.

After years of unsuccessful attempts to get his life on a better path, Steven and his family moved to Stockton.

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ICYMI: Santa Barbara Probation Conducts Wellness Checks in “Operation Safe at Home”

On December 17, 2020, the Santa Barbara County Probation Department, in collaboration with the Office of the District Attorney, Victim Services Division, conducted county-wide wellness checks on active probation clients. The operation specifically focused on probationers where it was determined there were children, victims, or vulnerable adults in the home. These cases included but were not limited to domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, family violence, and where there was a child likely residing in the home.

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Press Release: Exemplary Adult and Juvenile Justice System Leaders Recognized for Contribution to their Community at Chief Probation Officers of California Ceremony

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – December 3, 2020 – Exemplary adult and juvenile justice system leaders throughout California were recognized for their community contributions with awards from the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC). Awardees were celebrated for their dedication to the rehabilitation of adults and youth working to live independent, healthy lives away from the criminal justice system.

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Highlight — Veterans Overcome Challenges With San Bernardino Veterans Treatment Court

Highlight — Veterans Overcome Challenges With San Bernardino Veterans Treatment Court

Kevin, a former client of San Bernardino County Probation, is an uplifting story of transformation and success. 

After serving three tours in the United States Army, Kevin realized he had to get help after run-ins with law enforcement and several suicide attempts. He found out about San Bernardino County Veterans Treatment Court and was partnered up with Probation Officer Victor Hernandez, who is also a veteran.