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Probation

Probation

Provides juvenile detention services, juvenile supervision, and adult supervision and victim assistance.

75% of adult offenders completed probation without being convicted of a new crime

57% of Post-Release Community Supervision clients completed their supervision without being convicted of a new crime

84% of Mandatory Supervision clients completed their supervision without being convicted of a new crime

78% of juvenile offenders completed probation without being convicted of a new crime

Linked 76% of high-risk adult offenders and Post Release Community Supervision offenders to appropriate intervention services to address factors that lead to criminal behavior

Collected $2.2 million of restitution from adult probationers for the benefit of crime victims

Collected $0.33 million of restitution from juvenile related cases for the benefit of crime victims

Provided employment readiness services to 100% of youth in custody who have an employment readiness need

Provided substance abuse services to 100% of youth in custody who have a substance abuse need

Revised departmental policies and procedures to increase the use of home supervision in custodial commitment programs, and allow earlier reunification with family and reintegration of youth into the community. Along these lines, reduced the number of youth detained as a result of Home Supervision violations by 18% and increased the number of youth on Home Supervision post-adjudication by 14%

Continued to revise departmental policies and procedures governing when youth can be detained as a result of probation violations and reduced the number of youth detained as a result of probation violations by 17%

Reduced the average length of stay by 12% for custodial commitments by implementing incentives to support positive behaviors in custody and emphasize youth and family reunification

Enhanced family visitation and community engagement for youth in custody to improve outcomes and reduce risk to public safety

Revised departmental policy to expand the list of authorized visitors and visitation hours and increasing the number of visitation days

Supported programs such as the Running Club that allow youth to participate in prosocial activities in the community

Developed a re-entry strategy in juvenile detention facilities using multi-disciplinary team approach to identify program and treatment needs, interact with families, and assist youth in successfully transitioning into the community

Consolidated certain training activities and support functions in order to efficiently align and enhance departmental training and leadership development

Opened a state-of-the-art facility that provides a professional and contemporary venue for trainings and conferences, including a Wellness Center to support the well-being of the Department’s staff.

Instituted a “360-degree” assessment process for management to provide feedback about competencies and enhance leadership development.

Expanded training opportunities for staff, including courses on wellness, officer safety, and principles of active communication.

Completed the staffing and planning for a comprehensive departmental employee wellness program to provide staff with tools to address physical, mental, emotional health and well-being

Awards - Shining Stars and Georgetown University:

The Resiliency is Strength and Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) Court of San Diego County received an award from Shining Stars, a faith-based nonprofit that assists those affected by human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The award acknowledged Probation’s collaborative efforts.

Georgetown University awarded a technical assistance grant to Probation as part of the Youth in Custody Practice Model. This grant was awarded as part of a competitive process, although the Department is paying for the assistance

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