Success Stories

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Wall of Change: Framing Change

Wall of Change: Framing Change

Explore the stories and perspectives around Marin County Probation’s Wall of Change project. “Framing Change” is a glimpse into the creation of a Wall of Change frame, and the stories of how individuals, through various methods of support, have transformed their lives.

 

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Marin’s Wall of Change ceremony celebrates probationers’ success

From Marin Independent Journal 

At age 11, San Rafael resident Tylor Bruns started drinking. A year later he started taking pills. By age 20, Bruns was regularly shooting heroin.

“The only time I was able to stop using was when I was in handcuffs,” said Bruns, 26, one of 14 probationers honored Wednesday at the Civic Center in San Rafael and inducted into the probation department’s Wall of Change.

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Inyo County Probation Receives Honors from CSAC
Inyo County’s Juvenile Services Redesign Initiative Receives Recognition & Award

From Sierra Wave Media

Inyo County Probation Department and Health & Human Services staff members are getting some well-deserved time in the spotlight as part of a state organization’s efforts to highlight the best practices of California counties.

Through a series of videos, the California Association of Counties (CSAC) is highlighting recipients of its annual Challenge Awards, including Inyo County’s Juvenile Services Redesign initiative.

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San Francisco Adult Probation – Breaking the Cycle

San Francisco Adult Probation – Breaking the Cycle

The San Francisco Adult Probation Department highlights its Transitional Young Adult Program that utilizes evidence based practices in order to meet the needs of probationers, increase the likelihood of success, and positively impact public safety.

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Former San Bernardino Probation Client Shares Success Story

Former San Bernardino Probation Client Shares Success Story

Former San Bernardino County Probation client John Mata shares how Probation’s drug diversion program helped him get through the addiction cycle.

John also discusses how a San Bernardino County Probation officer gave him the needed resources and motivation to help him change.

Watch this video to see how John found direction in his life and created his own success story.

 

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The Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention in California Has Quietly Plummeted
Major portions of San Diego’s juvenile detention facilities sit empty. And it’s not just San Diego. Falling crime rates, combined with more money for prevention and a changing juvenile justice culture, have virtually emptied California’s juvenile halls.

From the Voice of San Diego

In the past decade, the number of children behind bars decreased so dramatically that in San Diego County – and across the state – juvenile halls and camps stand at unprecedented levels of emptiness.

But the tough-on-crime politicians who built many of those prisons predicted a much different outcome.

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Probation Services Week 2018
HIGHLIGHT: Sacramento County Probation Break Away Bike Program

The Sacramento Probation Department knew they needed to address an important issue to help clients succeed in Sacramento’s Adult Drug Court – transportation.  

Transportation is a critical issue for those re-entering society to be successful.  

The Sacramento Probation Department created the Break Away Bike Program to address Adult Drug Court program participants who, upon release from custody, have no means of transportation to attend required treatment sessions and Court appearances.

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The L.A. Model: Changing young lives at Campus Kilpatrick

The L.A. Model: Changing young lives at Campus Kilpatrick

Campus Kilpatrick is the flagship location of the Los Angeles County Probation Departmentʼs“L.A.Model”for juvenile rehabilitative service facilities. The Department,in partnership with other county departments and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) successfully opened the first L.A. Model cottage at Campus Kilpatrick in July 2017.

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Josh’s Story of Recovery
San Benito County

My name is Josh and this is my story of recovery for the San Benito probation department. I started using drugs at a very young age even though I came from a good family. I was a decent student and a great athlete with a bright future ahead of me. I Started hanging out with friends that already had some addictions. I started smoking weed at 13 and graduated to cocaine and meth by the time I was a junior in high school. I dropped out shortly after my junior year had started. I was a functioning addict and my job was a way of means to support my habit.