ICYMI: Imperial County celebrates Probation Services Week 2020
Probation Staff Discuss Their Work in the Community


Chief Probation Officer Dan Prince announced this year’s annual Probation Service Week will be taking place from July 19 – July 25, to honor probation professionals who work to keep communities safe. At its July 14 meeting, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved a Proclamation honoring the professionals who work in Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Services, according to a press release.

“Probation is about motivating behavioral change to ensure public safety. Additionally, Probation staff have been a force throughout the community helping those in need including the Meals on Wheels program and Homeless Task Force during this pandemic”.
– Assistant Chief Probation Officer Elizabeth Sais

According to the release, Probation has proven to be successful in multiple facets of the juvenile and criminal justice system. Apart from providing scientifically proven care to clients, Probation works alongside community groups to connect clients with resources and programs they need to grow successfully.

In Imperial County, probation populations have been reduced not only through imposing sanctions but by promoting success using positive reinforcement.

During Probation Service Week it is important to recognize probation officers and staff for their dedication to their clients and community regardless of the challenge.

You can read the full article at The Desert Review.