Legislative Briefing: SB 678 – Creating Safer Communities Through Rehabilitation & Evidence-Based Practices


On behalf of the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) we invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 6 from 1-2pm for a legislative briefing to highlight SB 678’s impact on probation practices and client outcomes.

Researchers Mia Bird and Ryken Grattet will be presenting on their recently concluded research report commissioned by the California Probation Research Institute (CaPRI). This report focused on describing the policy change and shift that has taken place in the approaches probation departments take in managing their populations and assessing how the characteristics and outcomes of those populations have changed under SB 678.

SB 678 – passed into law in 2009 — served as a catalyst that sought to reduce the state’s prison population by making necessary investments into the adult probation population. SB 678 brought about new programs to holistically rehabilitate adult clients with proper evidence-based practices including targeted therapies, counseling, professional development, substance abuse programs, job placement initiatives and more.


Mia Bird, Visiting Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

Ryken Grattet, Professor of Sociology, UC Davis

Please RSVP to whitnee@cpoc.org