County of San Diego Probation Star

About the Probation Department

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Service ~ Commitment ~ Compassion

Vision Statement:  To provide the highest quality of service through a continuum of services, family and community engagement, restorative practices, and employee-focused enrichment.

Mission Statement:  Through Probation team members and client-centered partnerships, we will stand in our values and become innovative through evidence-based and best practices in continuum of care, supervision, accountability, and a restorative practice philosophy within a culture of caring in promoting public safety.

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  • Who We Are

    The Department is led by Chief Probation Officer Adolfo Gonzales and is committed to reducing recidivism and protecting community safety. 

    Probation officers supervise more than 12,000 adults and juveniles in the community and approximately 200 youth in juvenile facilities. They provide clients with positive alternatives to crime and have assisted tens of thousands to live a law-abiding lifestyle. Probation officers also provide judges with vital background information to help them issue appropriate sentences and interventions for more than 10,000 individuals 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