About the Probation Department
Vision Statement: To be the best Probation Department in the nation by providing the highest quality of service through our commitment to a continuum of services, family and community engagement, restorative practices, and employee-focused enrichment.
Mission Statement: Through the empowerment of Probation team members and client-centered partnerships, we will inspire and guide towards opportunities to be successful. We will be innovative through evidence-based and sustainable approaches in promoting public safety. We are committed to positive change in the community through best practices in continuum of care, supervision, accountability, and a restorative practice philosophy.
- Who We Are
The Department is led by Chief Probation Officer Adolfo Gonzales and is committed to reducing recidivism and protecting community safety. The National Association of Counties (NACo) recognized the department with nine achievement awards over the last three years for outstanding programs and services.
Probation officers supervise more than 14,000 adults and juveniles in the community and another 450 in juvenile halls and camps. They provide offenders with positive alternatives to crime and have assisted tens of thousands to live a law-abiding lifestyle. Court officers provide judges with vital background information to help them issue appropriate sentences and sanctions for more than 10,000 cases each year.
- Guiding Principles
- Public safety is our priority
- Maintain fiscal stability
- Promote a culture that values diversity, fairness & equity
- Conduct business with transparency and accountability
- Act with integrity
- Continually challenge ourselves to enhance our knowledge and expertise