Probation Departments throughout California are innovating to become a bridge and connector to services and supports for unhoused Californians, all through a lens of safety and accountability. Read below about how Stanislaus County Probation and Placer County Probation are working to meet the needs of their communities to enhance safety, restoration and health.
Addicted & Unhoused – How Stanislaus Probation Provides a Bridge to Overcome Addiction
Brad's Story of Redemption & Recovery Through Stanislaus County's CARE Program
Stanislaus County innovated to help address public health and safety where the crossroads of addiction, mental health, homelessness and public safety meet through their Community Assessment, Response, and Engagement Team (C.A.R.E.) team.
Sacramento County is one of 16 counties in California that was awarded a Pretrial Pilot Program through the state’s Judicial Council. With resources awarded through this innovative pilot program, the Sacramento County Probation Department (Probation) created a Pretrial unit in 2019.
CBS 13 Highlights Placer County Probation Outreach Vehicle
Placer County Probation is Innovating to Enhance Safety by Increasing Access to Tools, Resources for Those in Need
Innovating to remove barriers for justice-involved people in Placer County, particularly the unhoused and those with transportation barriers, the Placer County Probation Department’s Probation Outreach Vehicle (POV) is out in communities working to bring services to the community and enhance safety and success for justice-involved individuals.
Watch this story from Velena Joes at CBS Sacramento.
Below is a portion of the story:
The Connector – March 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.
Each March, Women’s History Month serves to reflect on the history of women in America and their contributions to our communities. We are proud of California probation’s diversity and gender equity in our officers, with 51% of deputy probation officers in California being women.
That diversity extends to ethnic diversity with 72% of deputy probation officers being non-white.
California Probation: A Common Sense Approach to Safety
Balancing Accountability with Opportunity Helps Create Sustainable Safety in Communities
Check out the latest video from @Solano County Probation. Chief Chris Hansen talks about how probation offers accountability and opportunity to improve lives of justice-involved individuals and provides common sense safety to communities.
We also get to see and hear from probation clients and how Probation helped them get on a better pathway with a careful balance of direct human services and research-based deterrents and interventions. See how providing essential supports and bringing resources together helps shape stories of hope and makes us all safer.
Each February, Black History Month serves to reflect on Black history in America. We are proud of probation’s diversity, equity, and inclusion, with more than 20% of deputy probation officers in California being African American. That diversity extends to gender (51% are women) and other races (72% of deputy probation officers are non-white). In this video, Chief Probation Officers of California are taking time to sit down with chiefs to discuss the importance of Black History Month.
From Pete Levine in AFSCME
“I’m not hired to judge. I’m hired to help you get rehabilitated,” says Deputy Probation Officer Stacy Ford, of his philosophy in working with the juveniles living at Camp Afflerbaugh, a detention center run by Los Angeles County Probation Department.
Accountability can lead to recovery & healing: Anthony’s Story
A Powerful Story of Accountability with Opportunity & Healing
Watch Anthony’s powerful story of how accountability led to his path of recovery and healing.
Riverside County Probation proudly supports clients as they overcome challenges and regain their lives. After years of addiction, homelessness and family estrangement, Anthony was ready to change. He just didn’t know it yet.
It took a little tough love to nudge him in the right direction. Anthony’s daughter called his Probation Officer because she knew that may be the difference in saving her father’s life.
From Staff in Daily Republic Journal
The Solano County Probation Department’s Juvenile Detention Facility in collaboration with the Solano County Office of Education will host a grand opening of the new construction trades classroom.
ICYMI: Larry Younger A Champion for Incarcerated Youth and Their Families
Deputy Probation Officer III Larry Younger Featured in City of Santa Rosa's Multicultural Roots Project
Kind, exuberant, compassionate, understanding. These are just a few of the words used to describe Larry Younger, Probation Officer with Sonoma County’s Juvenile Probation Division. Larry’s joyful disposition lends itself well to his work: supporting incarcerated and probationary youth toward a better, more prosperous path forward.
Around Kern County Highlights Probation’s RAP Program
Ally Soper highlights Kern County Probation Department's solution to address individual needs of youth
You won’t want to miss the final episode of Around Kern County where Ally Soper, Chief Communications Officer, highlights Kern County Probation Department’s solution to address individual needs of youth in their juvenile facilities. Their Re-Entry, ADA, and Programming Unit, also known as RAP, is an evidence-based program designed to set youth up for success after their release.
Amanda Gibbs has been appointed to serve as the Chief Probation Officer (CPO) for Napa County, replacing Julie Baptista who retired last month.
From SF Gate
San Francisco Superior Court officials announced on Tuesday the appointment of Cristel Tullock as the newest chief of adult probation.
From Karen Pank in CalMatters
Splashy headlines, viral videos and fear of lawlessness have spurred the beginnings of a proverbial pendulum swing in California.
ICYMI: Marin schools launch speakers bureau on diversity, career success
From the Marin Independent Journal
From Keri Brenner in the Marin Independent Journal
A new equity-driven speakers bureau is launching in Marin schools through the Marin County School/Law Enforcement Partnership.
Lecturers will visit and present their stories within the schools’ ethnic studies, social studies, health or history classes.