Prop 57 Regulations Statement from CPOC President Chief Mary Butler

Press Release

“The regulations released by CDCR today are fair and consistent with the mission of Prop 57,” said Chief Mary Butler, President of the Chief Probation Officers of California. “We are especially pleased with how well CDCR worked with us during this process and listened to our input as the leaders of rehabilitative programming in public safety. These regulations reflect what we know is most important in programming and will have the greatest positive impact on the safety of our communities. We look forward to our continued work with CDCR to ensure the evidence based programming we know works will be implemented with fidelity and consistency. It is important as we move forward to finalize the regulations that we keep the main goal at the forefront – which is to protect public safety. The voters spoke clearly in Prop. 57 that they want true rehabilitation in our prison system, and in order to have true rehabilitation we must ensure a balance of incentives and sanctions in any regulations that are permanently adopted.”

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.