From the Mountain Democrat
SACRAMENTO — Outstanding leaders in the probation profession from throughout California were recognized Dec. 9 for their community contributions with awards from the Chief Probation Officers of California. Awardees were celebrated for their work and dedication to the transformation of adults and youth who are seeking to live healthy, productive lives outside the justice system.
From Kayla Kirby in the Desert Review
EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors presented a special recognition to Supervisory Probation Officer Oswaldo Guerrero Tuesday, Dec. 14.
ICYMI: Marysville Appeal-Democrat: ‘Seeing themselves in a different light’
YCOE provides CTE courses to incarcerated youth
From Diana Vasquez in the Marysville Appeal-Democrat
The Yuba County Office of Education in partnership with the Yuba County Probation Department is providing career technical education to youth involved with the juvenile justice system.
Removing Barriers & Bringing Services to the Community: A common-Sense Approach to Working with Justice-Involved Unhoused Individuals
How Placer County Probation is Innovating to Enhance Safety by Increasing Access to Tools, Resources for the Those in Need
In an innovative move to remove barriers for justice-involved people in Placer County, particularly the unhoused and those with transportation barriers, Placer County Probation Department this month unveiled their Probation Outreach Vehicle (POV).
The modified vehicle is a first-of-its-kind mobile probation office, courtroom and assessment center used to better meet the needs of the community and justice-involved people where they are.
From Celeste Alvarez in the Imperial Valley Press
The diligent contributions of Imperial County Officer Oswaldo Guerrero were recently highlighted during the 2021 Annual Chief Probation Officers of California Awards Ceremony.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – December 13, 2021 – The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) announced the election of its 2022 executive officers: President Chief John Keene (San Mateo County), Vice President Chief Jennifer Branning (Lassen County), and Secretary/Treasurer Chief Kelly Vernon (Kings County).
On December 1, 2021, twenty-three probationers were honored at the Marin County Civic Center’s Board of Supervisors chamber for positively changing their lives and inspiring others. Each probationer was celebrated on the Marin County Probation Department’s Wall of Change, where personal stories of their transformations are documented in the department’s lobby for all probationers to see. The Wall of Change ceremony was an emotional tribute to the 2020 and 2021 induction classes. The 2020 event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Outstanding Adult and Juvenile Justice Leaders Honored for their Community Efforts at Chief Probation Officers of California Ceremony
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – December 9, 2021 – Outstanding leaders in the probation profession from throughout California were recognized for their community contributions with awards from the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC). Awardees were celebrated for their work and dedication to the transformation of adults and youth who are seeking to live healthy, productive lives outside of the justice system.
ICYMI: Connections Center is first of its kind in Tulare County, California
From the Visalia Times-Delta
From Sheyanne N Romero at the Visalia Times-Delta
In its simplest form, Connections does this: Helps clients figure out what they want and then helps them accomplish their goals.
ICYMI: The Reporter: Solano’s probation chief tries to put offenders on ‘path to succeed’
Chris Hansen: ‘Custody doesn’t save people. The tough part is being out.’
From Richard Bammer in The Reporter
As Solano County’s chief probation officer, Chris Hansen has long lived by a simple code of service over self, if his considerable resume serves as evidence.
CPOC Releases the Connector!
Quarterly Newsletter to Bring you Highlights of California Probation's Work
Welcome to The Connector!
In this quarterly newsletter, the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) will share stories, articles and highlights of the often unseen work Probation does throughout California to create safer communities through accountability and opportunity.
San Bernardino County Probation Department: Butterfly Wall
Raises Awareness for Cancer, Uplifts Families of Those Impacted
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chief Probation Officers of California highlights San Bernardino County Probation Department’s butterfly wall. The wall was created to honor staff and their loved ones who have been impacted by cancer. Staff and officers can write their stories on a post-it note which is then taped to the wall in the shape of a butterfly.
Sonoma County Probation Officer Receives APPA’s Line Officer of the Year Award
Ermelinda Miramontes Honored with American Probation and Parole Association's 2021 Scotia Knouff Line Officer of the Year Award
Ermelinda Miramontes, Deputy Probation Officer III from Sonoma County Probation, was honored as a 2021 recipient of the American Probation and Parole Association’s Scotia Knouff Line Officer of the Year Award. As one of the most competitive and prestigious practitioner awards offered by APPA, it honors probation, parole, or community corrections officers who have shown excellence and outstanding performance in their duties while providing hope, help, and accountability to their clients.
ICYMI: Probation brings hygiene kits, resources to reentry and at-risk population
From Inland Empire Community News
In a continued effort to alleviate COVID-19 within the at-risk and reentry population, the San Bernardino County Probation Department distributed another 176 hygiene kits this weekend. Probation Officers also offered housing services and program resources to those in need.
CPOC hosted a conversation with seven California Chief Probation Officers on September 24, 2021, to delve into a conversation and exchange information about unique and promising programs in California Probation. The Chiefs highlight how program formation happens, the hurdles that often need to be overcome for new program implementation and why these programs and others like them are so important to increase sustainable safety in our communities by helping justice-involved individuals with a careful balance of services, treatment, accountability and opportunity.
SACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom announced his appointment of Fresno County Chief Probation Officer Kirk Haynes to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC).
“I am deeply humbled to receive this appointment and recognition from the Governor,” said Haynes. “I believe my experience will be an asset as I serve in this position at the BSCC. I’m excited to begin my term as a member of the board and as a representative of the California probation profession.”
ICYMI: People on probation cook up new career skills in culinary arts program
Siskiyou County Probation partners with education to help provide job skills for justice-involved individuals
For the full article go to the Siskiyou Daily News
People on probation are getting a crash course in the culinary arts, helping them prepare for new careers in food services.
The program — a collaboration between Siskiyou County Probation and Dunsmuir Adult Education programs — teaches students about types of foods and their health benefits.
ICYMI: Juvenile Hall Students Learning Construction Trade Basics
From Sacramento County Office of Education
Read more and watch the video from Sacramento County Office of Education
Construction teacher Jack Maberry closely watches his students as they work to build shelves as part of a class project. His job: part instructor, part motivator.
ICYMI: Sonoma County youth build modular showers and bathrooms for the homeless
From Sonoma County Probation
To read this article in full visit the Sonoma County Gazette
CPOC Highlight: “In Your Corner”: Alameda County Young Adult Opioid Initiative
From Alameda County Probation
The Alameda County Probation Department has launched an opioid initiative striving to connect young adults to the compassionate supervision and accountability they need and provide preventive and rehabilitative services through evidence-based practices and collaborative partnerships.