Governor’s Budget Proposal

Press Release

Sacramento – Today, Chief Mary Butler, President of the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s State Budget Proposal:

“In this lean budget year, we appreciate Governor Brown continues to reflect his commitment to invest in Evidence Based Programming – a proven public safety strategy that protects our communities and reduces recidivism. Probation has a proven track record of judiciously investing resources in areas that have the greatest impact on reducing crime. With a careful balance of holding people accountable while providing proven rehabilitation programs, probation has been at the center of a shift in policy that is essential to the future success of California’s public safety system.

California must conscientiously continue to invest in these proven programs in order to not break the continuity necessary to see durable and lasting impacts to reduce recidivism and protect our communities. We look forward to working with the Legislature and the Governor to ensure California safeguards these long-term viable solutions to public safety.”

The Chief Probation Officers of California, are an association of all 58 counties with a shared identity as law enforcement leaders. We are committed to a research-based approach to public safety that promotes positive behavior change. Our leadership guides policy and practice in the areas of prevention, community-based corrections, secure detention and direct human services. Our goal is to prevent crime and delinquency, reduce recidivism, restore victims and promote healthy families and communities. We proudly serve our Counties and Courts.