Nicholas Birchard

Profile Chief Probation OfficerSanta Clara County Probation

Chief Probation Officer Nicholas Birchard has dedicated over 25 years to the Santa Clara County Probation Department, spearheading initiatives designed to enhance public safety and support justice-involved individuals in their efforts to exit the system. One of his notable achievements includes leading the Probation Department’s Initiative to End Girls’ Incarceration, a collaborative effort with county justice stakeholders to create a strategic plan aimed at eliminating the detention and placement of girls in the county. Chief Birchard emphasizes the importance of collaboration and transparent communication in his work. He is deeply committed to building trust and fostering relationships with the community and county stakeholders. His approach is rooted in principles of inclusion, equity, and respect for diversity. Through his leadership, Chief Birchard continually strives to create a more just and supportive environment for all individuals involved in the justice system.