Success Stories

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Probation Success Story – Building Client Success Through Relationship

Probation Success Story – Building Client Success Through Relationship

Jillyne, a former Probation client in San Bernardino County is a true story of transformation and success.

“I made some bad decisions and it caught up with me,” she says in an interview about her journey. However, she did not allow those decisions to define her. 

After she was assigned to Officer Kirby in the Probation Department, she began making new choices and rewrote her life into an inspiring story of growth and success.

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Probation Officer Recognized for Saving Life

Deputy Probation Officer recognized for saving the life of a young man threatening suicide

Sutter County Deputy Probation Officer Amy Depew was recognized by the Sutter County Board of Supervisors on September 24, for an act of heroism. 

In early August of 2019, in the evening hours and while off-duty, Officer Depew received a call from police officers concerning an 18-year-old young man who was threatening to jump from a bridge.  He was also holding a knife against his stomach. 

Despite their best efforts, the police officers were unable to talk the man down from the bridge.

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SPOTLIGHT: The Inspire Project
Research indicates the quality of the officer-client relationship is one of the largest predictors to success

Probation embraces a human service approach toward supervision while focusing on components associated with an effective reduction in recidivism.

The Inspire Project at the Riverside County Probation Department is designed to shine a positive light on clients who successfully terminate probation and have positively addressed rehabilitation goals. Inspire Project clients are those that while on probation, have completely changed their way of life and have consistently maintained a healthier lifestyle. This project also recognizes staff who are investing in them.

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Spotlight: Meet Rosemarie Salazar
From Juvenile Detention to Business Owner and Mother of Three

Probation is a unique bridge between the community and justice with many different stories to share.

Rosemarie Salazar was on probation in San Bernardino County as a youth. Years later she still remembers the Group Counselors, now known as Probation Officers whose mentorship helped get her life back on track. Probation is a unique bridge that connects high needs youth with the trained experts in probation to help individuals like Rosemarie get the skills they need to build a bridge back to the community and live healthy and positive lives.

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Press Release
Key Findings in New California Department of Justice Report: Crime Rates are Down, and Number of Adults on Probation at a Thirty-Year Low

Sacramento, CA, July 5, 2019 – The California Attorney General Criminal Department of Justice Statistics Center released a report—Crime in California—that shows noteworthy progress has been made in California in regards to probation. The number of adult and juvenile arrest numbers in 2018 has significantly decreased and are at all-time lows. The report also points out that the overall crime rates throughout the state have decreased.

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ICYMI: Riverside Probation: The Inspire Project
Research indicates the quality of the officer-client relationship is one of the largest predictors to success

Probation embraces a human service approach toward supervision while focusing on components associated with an effective reduction in recidivism.

The Inspire Project at the Riverside County Probation Department is designed to shine a positive light on clients who successfully terminate probation and have positively addressed rehabilitation goals. Inspire Project clients are those that while on probation, have completely changed their way of life and have consistently maintained a healthier lifestyle. This project also recognizes staff who are investing in them.

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Tuolumne County Grand Jury heaps praise on juvenile hall staff, volunteers, programs

Youth at whiteboard in classroom

From The Union Democrat 

The Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility received a glowing review from the 2018-19 Tuolumne County Civil Grand Jury in a new report.

The jury didn’t have anything negative to say about $20 million facility that started housing incarcerated youth in April 2017. According to the 10-page report, recidivism among young offenders in the county has dropped from 49 percent to 19 percent since the hall opened.

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ICYMI: Sacramento County Probation Creates First-of-its-Kind Program for Youth
Sacramento Probation's multi-sensory de-escalation room increases safety for youth

Sacramento County’s multi-sensory de-escalation room is the first of its kind in a juvenile detention facility in the United States. This innovation creates a safe, trauma-informed environment that allows residents to de-escalate without use of force or an isolation room, which helps prevent violence and increases safety. This program is a 2018 California Association of Counties (CSAC) Challenge Award-winning program. CSAC Challenge Awards spotlight the most innovative programs in California Counties.

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Sacramento Probation: Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism
Sacramento County's collaborative Career Training Partnership Program provides vocational and educational services for clients on probation. And perhaps more importantly, it provides these clients with hope.

Sacramento Probation: Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism

Sacramento County Probation’s Adult Work Project Program (AWP) is designed as an incentives and sanctions based program contributing to restorative justice, community restoration and meaningful pro-social engagement. 

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Mother Lode Juvenile Detention Facility: Two Years Later

From MyMotherLode.com

Sonora, CA — It was two years ago this week that the Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility opened, and Clarke Broadcasting requested the latest statistics related to the youth inmate population.

Chief Probation Officer Linda Downey reports that there have been 92 bookings over the past 12 months, 80 from Tuolumne County, seven from Calaveras, three from Amador and two from Mariposa.

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California’s Historic Juvenile Justice Evolution
Led by Chief Probation Officers, California has seen a historic shift in how we serve youth referred to our justice system.

Authored by Chief Stephanie James and Chief Allen Nance

California should be proud of the evolution and success in our juvenile justice over the last decade. Led by Chief Probation Officers, along with the state and community-based agencies, California has seen a historic shift in how we serve youth referred to our justice system. California has reduced usage of our local detention facilities by 60% and successfully serve 90% of youth in the juvenile justice system within our communities. 

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Sacramento County Probation Creates First-of-its-Kind Program for Youth
Sacramento Probation's multi-sensory de-escalation room increases safety for youth

Sacramento County’s multi-sensory de-escalation room is the first of its kind in a juvenile detention facility in the United States. This innovation creates a safe, trauma-informed environment that allows residents to de-escalate without use of force or an isolation room, which helps prevent violence and increases safety. This program is a 2018 California Association of Counties (CSAC) Challenge Award-winning program. CSAC Challenge Awards spotlight the most innovative programs in California Counties.

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Placer County Action Team

Placer County Action Team

The Placer County Probation Department is honored to share the success of one of the Placer County Action Team clients, and proud of our collaboration with Placer County Health and Human Services (HHS) and Community Recovery Resources (CoRR).

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Wall of Change: Ceremony

Wall of Change: Ceremony

Explore the stories and perspectives around Marin County Probation’s Wall of Change project. “Ceremony” takes us into the annual recognition event, but allows us to hear transformation stories and perspectives along the way.

 

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Solano Probation’s Center for Positive Change Graduates 71

With joy and tears Tuesday, 71 people described as “high-risk offenders” were honored for completing a rigorous program slated to help make their transition back into the community successful.

Gathered in the Solano County Events Center in Fairfield, the students of the Center for Positive Change, run by the county’s probation department, happily acknowledged an audience full of loved ones as they received their certificates from the program’s 2018 completion ceremony.

Some shared their stories, others celebrated in silence as they pondered the bright future ahead.