In KEYT.com by Avery Elowitt
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Chief Probation Officer Robert Reyes announced the 2023 Probation Service Week starts on July 16 and ends on July 22.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will meet in the Supervisors’ Chambers and read a resolution honoring officers and staff within the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department.
This week, we come together to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our industry and express our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated professionals who make probation work across the state of California.
On behalf of the Chief Probation Officers of California, I want to extend my deepest thanks to each and every one of you. It is because of your tireless efforts, unwavering commitment, and exceptional skills that we have not only met the challenges thrown our way but have surpassed them with resounding success.
Assembly Member Stephanie Nguyen (D-Elk Grove) gives a heartfelt tribute to probation professionals in California during the California State Assembly Floor recognition of her HR 45. HR 45 is an important resolution commemorating Probation Services Week in California.
Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) has released the tenth episode of their podcast, The California Probation Connection.
For Probation Services Week, we sat down with Marlon Yarber, the Chief Probation Officer of Sacramento County, to hear about his professional journey and discuss how the work of probation has evolved. We also explored whether the mission has remained the same and how it aims to effectuate change for the improvement of our communities.
A rescue dog will soon serve as a therapy dog at the Darrell B. Hester Juvenile Detention Center in San Benito.
Peanut, a schnauzer mix, was found roaming the streets of Brownsville last year and was picked up by the Brownsville Animal Defense Rescue Group.
In a remarkable turn of events, 20-year-old Judah Garrison, a committed youth at the Secure Youth Treatment Facility (SYTF) in the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, recently celebrated a significant milestone: his graduation from Laney College. Judah’s extraordinary accomplishment not only highlights his academic success but also showcases his unwavering determination and leadership qualities.
By ELIZABETH LARSON in the Lake County News
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Probation Department is excited to announce the graduation of seven students from job readiness, courage to change substance abuse and coping with anger classes on June 21.
The Richmond Standard: Probation Dept.’s youth pre-apprenticeship program celebrates first graduates
By Mike Aldax in The Richmond Standard
The Contra Costa County Probation Office recently celebrated the graduation of the first youth cohort in its pre-apprenticeship training program that prepares participants for the construction industry.
By Rich Rodriguez in Fox26News
FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. — The probation department has new wheels to take its services anywhere in Fresno County.
Two custom vans will provide better outreach for people on probation.
The new offices on wheels for Fresno County Probation have all kinds of whistles and bells.
Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) has released the ninth episode of their podcast, The California Probation Connection.
In this episode, we hear from Chief Marshall Hopper and Probation Manager Aaron Johnson of Placer County to talk about their innovative approach to servicing their communities through mobile probation vehicles and how these vehicles have become a moving landmark to the probationers they serve.
ICYMI: We are in the profession of supporting positive change’:
Sacramento County Probation works to uplift clients and keep them from falling back into the system
by ANNE STOKES in Sacramento News and Review
Julie Wherry would like to work herself out of a job. As assistant chief probation officer for Sacramento County, she wants more people to understand that the dedicated officers and staff she works with are there to support the men, women and juveniles they supervise. Contrary to popular belief, she says the department’s focus is on getting people back on their feet instead of looking for ways to punish them further.
At the El Dorado County Probation Department, we recognize the importance of addressing the challenges faced by justice-involved individuals and supporting their journey towards positive change. One such challenge is the presence of tattoos that serve as constant reminders of a troubled past. Tattoo removal can be costly, and access to free removal programs is limited.
Press Release: ‘Harm to Healing’ Restorative Justice Program Celebrates First Graduation for Youthful Offenders
VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, Ventura County Probation Agency and Interface Children & Family Services are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the inaugural Restorative Justice Conferencing, for 10 graduates. The program, titled Transforming Harm to Healing, kicked off in July 2022, and is available for non-violent offenders, ages 12 through 21.
By Jessica A. York in Santa Cruz Sentinel
PRESS RELEASE: Chief Probation Officers of California Foundation and California Department of Social Services Host Screening of Jetro’s Journey Documentary and Panel Discussion
For Immediate Release
May 25, 2023
Chief Probation Officers of California Foundation and California Department of Social Services Host Screening of Jetro’s Journey Documentary and Panel Discussion
The film showcases the positive impact of the support and care provided to a Jetro – a supervised foster youth – by his resource family and Sacramento County Probation
Pathways Mental Health Treatment Court
By Tracey Petersen in mymotherlode.com
By Mike Aldax in the Richmond Standard
The Contra Costa County Probation Department has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Talkspace to provide free virtual therapy to individuals who are on probation.
The new offering, set to launch Wednesday, “will allow clients under probation supervision to engage in therapy with a dedicated provider, matched based on individual needs,” according to County officials.
By Michaela Harris In the Appeal Democrat
Youth at the Maxine Singer Youth Guidance Center – also called Camp Singer – were awarded Best in Show as well as Safety Officer of the Year on May 3 and 4 during a building competition in Sacramento.