Vanessa Fuchs

Profile Chief Probation OfficerSonoma County Probation

Vanessa Fuchs is the Sonoma County Chief Probation Officer. She has served in that capacity for 20 months but has been with the Department for over 25 years. The vast majority of her time with the Department has been in Juvenile Services, spending 17 years in Institutions, both at the Juvenile Hall and becoming the first female Director of the all-male Probation Camp. She graduated cum laude with distinction from Sonoma State University with a Sociology major and Criminal Justice minor. In 2015, she completed the American Probation and Parole Association’s Leadership Academy. She is a former collegiate cross country and track and field coach but gave that up to further pursue her career in community corrections as the profession speaks to her values of community connection, public service and helping to make a positive difference in the lives of the clients and families she serves.