To acknowledge and celebrate the work probation professionals do every day to keep Humboldt County safe, July 19-25, is Pretrial Probation Parole Supervision Week.
Probation has proven to be successful in multiple facets of the juvenile and criminal justice system and is committed to transforming lives by preventing the cycle of crime and creating safer communities. Probation works alongside community groups to connect clients with resources and programs they need to grow successfully.
In Humboldt County, over 70% of people placed under supervision successfully complete their term of probation. This means there are fewer crimes in our community as a result of the reformative efforts of probation professionals.
In a proclamation commemorating Pretrial Probation Parole Supervision Week, Governor Newsom said, “probation departments have a profound impact on the safety and health of our communities by working to reduce recidivism through evidence-based programming and supervision. Probation’s success ensures that our state’s communities are a safer environment for all Californians to live and prosper. This week, I encourage all Californians to join me in recognizing Probation’s immense contributions to our communities and state.”
The progress and success of probation in California is based on the commitment to providing quality supervision, supports and services to clients, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. To continue supervising our clients as safely as possible, probation has adopted guidelines recommended by county and health officials, and informed by the latest data.
During Pretrial Probation Parole Supervision Week, it’s important to recognize probation officers and staff for their dedication to their clients and our community regardless of the challenge.