SB 678 Conference
California Probation Chiefs Celebrate 10 Years of Success of SB 678, Support for New Probation Terms Proposal
Sacramento, Calif. – February 27, 2020 – The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) held their Evolution of California’s Justice System through SB 678 conference yesterday in Sacramento and welcomed special guest speaker Governor Gavin Newsom to speak on the shared vision for public safety in California and what future partnerships will look like. In addition, CPOC was also honored to have California Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye as a featured speaker.
SB 678 – passed into law in 2009 — served as a catalyst that sought to reduce the state’s prison population by making necessary investments into the adult probation population. SB 678 brought about new programs to holistically rehabilitate adult clients with proper evidence-based practices including targeted therapies, counseling, professional development, substance abuse programs, job placement initiatives and more.