A Message from CPOC President Jennifer Branning for Probation Services Week 2023


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.

Day in and day out, you go above and beyond to ensure the safety of our communities, to rehabilitate individuals under our supervision, and to foster a just and fair criminal justice system.

The field of probation has always been faced with numerous challenges, but throughout our journey, we have never faltered. Instead, we have risen to the occasion, constantly adapting, innovating, and implementing best practices to improve outcomes and make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve. Your dedication, professionalism, and passion are the driving force behind the progress we have achieved.

I commend the efforts of each and every one of you working in the Probation Departments across the state of California. You are the backbone of our profession, the unsung heroes who ensure that justice is served with compassion and accountability. Your commitment to excellence, your empathy, and your unwavering belief in the power of rehabilitation are what make our profession thrive.

Let us not forget the immense impact you have on the lives of individuals under our care. Through your work, you offer hope, second chances, and the opportunity for positive change. You help individuals find their path, rebuild their lives, and become productive members of society. Your efforts extend far beyond the individual, creating a ripple effect that strengthens families, uplifts communities, and contributes to the betterment of our great nation.

During this special week, let us honor and recognize the invaluable contributions each and every one of you make.

Your dedication deserves to be celebrated, and your commitment deserves to be acknowledged. The impact you have on society is immeasurable, and it is our duty to ensure that your hard work and sacrifices are not overlooked.

As we move forward, let us remain united in our pursuit of excellence. Let us continue to support one another, share our knowledge and experiences, and strive for continuous improvement. By working collaboratively, we can address the challenges that lie ahead and create an even more effective, compassionate, and fair criminal justice system.

Once again, I want to express my deepest gratitude to all the dedicated professionals in the Probation Departments across California.

Your unwavering commitment to public safety, rehabilitation, and justice is an inspiration to us all.

During this Pre-Trial, Probation, and Parole Services Week, let us celebrate your accomplishments, honor your contributions, and renew our commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

Thank you, and may we continue to uphold the values and principles that define our noble profession.