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  • What’s to Come for the Sacramento County Probation Department: Expanding supportive services to help client re-entry

    The first “probation officer” was a bootmaker from Boston. In 1841, John Augustus volunteered to watch over a man in lieu of sending him to prison. By his own account, over the next decade he oversaw 1,100 men, women and children. He is credited with introducing the idea of probation “to the benefit of the prisoners and of society,” in which he emphasized the importance of family support and employment in his charges’ rehabilitation. Unfortunately, since then, probation’s role tended to be more punitive, but in recent years, many departments—including here in Sacramento County—have realigned with Augustus’ vision emphasizing treatment and re-entry support.​​​​

  • Sacramento County Probation Department welcomes 25 new officers

    “Modern probation officers play a vital role as mentors, coaches, and agents of change,” a Sacramento County spokesperson told​

  • The Right Path: Sacramento County Probation Department puts clients on the road to success

    A fresh start in life. That is what probation affords individuals who are justice involved. When a judge hands down a sentence of probation, it enables a defendant to remain in the community, under strict conditions, instead of jail or prison. But staying out of prison can be a battle for those facing barriers such as unemployment or a lack of education.​

  • The Sacramento County Probation Department teams with resource families to help juvenile clients find a bright future

    No one wants kids behind bars. For the young clients under the Sacramento County Probation Department’s supervision, the goal is to get them successfully out of the justice system. Studies have found the best way to do that is through support, treatment and stability. For juveniles without a stable home foundation, resource families— formerly known as foster families—can provide a home base for them to complete their probation requirements, receive supportive services and get their lives back on track.​​​

  • Breaking the Cycle: Sacramento County Probation works with community organizations to help juveniles changes their lives

    Josef Gray is fighting against many forces as he tries to help young people stay clear of the justice system. Mostly, though, he is fighting a word.


    That’s how it seemed for him and his childhood friends from South Sacramento, who wound up tangled in the system. Wrong place, wrong time, wrong choice, and a story that seemed to repeat on an endless loop.​

  • Sacramento County Probation Department’s DUI Court sets people on a life-changing course

    The Sacramento County Probation Department’s DUI Program is a one-stop shop. It not only supervises probationers, it helps them find treatment, housing, mental health resources and an array of classes and services. It is a good example of the department’s mission to Support Positive Change, which prioritizes rehabilitation and has yielded a noticeable difference in client outcomes.​​

  • Serving Those Who Have Served: Veterans’ Treatment Court provides supports in lieu of incarceration

    ​While post-traumatic stress disorder affects millions of people, veterans suffer at higher rates than civilians, three times more for those who were deployed. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 11-20% of veterans who served in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have PTSD in a given year. Approximately 12% of Gulf War veterans and an estimated 30% of Vietnam Veterans struggle with PTSD. Symptoms include persistent flashbacks or nightmares, difficulty with emotional regulation, particularly anger management, and reckless or self-destructive behavior. Through California’s Veterans’ Treatment Court, veterans facing criminal charges may be eligible for treatment rather than punishment.​

  • Probation Seeks To Eliminate Barriers For The Unhoused, Formerly Incarcerated

    ​Yarber and other county officials recently announced receipt of grant money allowing them to purchase five mobile outreach vehicles of their own. The vehicles will aid the department in helping locals on probation overcome barriers that impact their ability to make mandated appointments and access other services.

  • ​Life in the Outside World: How Valley Oaks Youth Academy set up incarcerated juveniles for success​

    ​In September of 2020, California passed Senate Bill 823, disbanding the Division of Juvenile Justice. Previously, the DJJ had been responsible for housing and treating youth from all over California who had committed serious crimes. They did so in a secure-track facility near Stockton, California. Now individual counties will be responsible for housing their own juvenile offenders. And all juveniles still housed at the DJJ will be relocated to their counties of origin.​​

  • Unhoused and on probation: Learn how the Sacramento County Probation Department works with this vulnerable population

    Erin Burton, Deputy Probation Officer, is a five-year veteran with the Sacramento County Probation Department, where she is tasked with supervising unhoused probationers and serving as the homeless liaison for the department.​​​​

  • Three Little Words: How the Sacramento County Probation Department embraces shifting values around juvenile justice

  • Carmichael man arrested in connection to Citrus Heights murder

    ​(KTXL)- A Carmichale man was arrested in Roseville on Tuesday in connection to a March murder in Citrus Heights, according to the Citrus Heights Police Department.​​

  • A System of Support: Sacramento County Probation helps clients reintegrate

    ​Officer, social worker, positive influence. Probation officers do it all for their clients.​​​

  • ‘We are in the profession of supporting positive change’

    BY: ANNE STOKES JUNE 5, 2023​

    Julie Wherry would like to work herself out of a job. As assistant chief probation officer for Sacramento County, she wants more people to understand that the dedicated officers and staff she works with are there to support the men, women and juveniles they supervise. ​​

  • LTCC, El Centro High partnership celebrates first justice-involved college grad

    A new partnership between Lake Tahoe Community College’s Rising Scholars Program for justice-involved students and the youth detention facility El Centro High School in Sacramento has resulted in its first community college graduate.

  • Sacramento County’s Chief Probation Officer, Marlon Yarber, discusses his department’s goal of achieving positive change

    Marlon Yarber was born and raised in Stockton. His personal experiences there, in large part, he says, helped shape his career: His father was career military and went on to work for 20-plus years at what was then called the California Youth Authority. Yarber also grew up with extended family on both sides of the law, as well as a close-up view of gang activity in his hometown. The end result? Yarber has long questioned the system, particularly why so many Black people end up arrested and incarcerated.​​

  • 18 arrested in Northern California child sexual exploitation investigation

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than a dozen people are facing multiple felony charges after a multi-agency investigation into child sexual exploitation.

    The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office says the investigation, dubbed Operation Secret Admirer, started on Valentine’s Day when undercover officers pretended to be children aged 13 and younger on online forums.

  • Guns, drugs, cash. See all that officers seized after search of a Sacramento County home

    Guns, ammo and several hundred pounds of marijuana were seized along with about $70,000 in cash after the search of a Sacramento County home, probation authorities announced Saturday. Probation officers, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office, served the search warrant on a main house and two additional structures, according to a Facebook post from the Sacramento County Probation Department.

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  • Probation search of Sacramento County home leads to seizure of honey lab, hundreds of pounds of marijuana

    (KTXL) — On Thursday, a probation search of a Sacramento County home led officers to find a honey lab, hundreds of pounds of marijuana, firearms and money, according to the Sacramento County Probation Department.

    The probation department said with help from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, officers served a search warrant due to a suspicion of possible firearm and drug sales in a Sacramento County home.​

  • DOI 23-003: A Construction Apprenticeship Program To Be Provided To Clients Under The Supervision Of Sacramento County Probation Department

    The purpose of this DOI is to exchange information between the Sacramento County Probation Department and potential future Community Based Organizations interested in providing a construction apprenticeship program for justice-involved clients referred by the Probation Department

  • Galt drug bust results in seizure of meth, heroin, fentanyl and firearms

    GALT, Calif. (KTXL) - The Sacramento County Probation Department reported on Thursday that they seized several pounds of drugs and multiple firearms during a bust in Galt on Wednesday.

    The probation department said that, in partnership with the Galt Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff's SWAT Team, it served a search warrant to a Galt home on a Probation 63 approval.​

    KTXL-TV Sacramento
    September 1, 2022
  • Galt drug bust results in seizure of meth, heroin, fentanyl and firearms

    GALT, Calif. (KTXL) - The Sacramento County Probation Department reported on Thursday that they seized several pounds of drugs and multiple firearms during a bust in Gald on Wednesday.

    The probation department said that, in partnership with the Galt Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff's SWAT Team, it served a search warrant to a Galt home on Probation 63 approval.

    Galt, CA
    KTXL Fox 40 News
    September 1, 2022
  • MCSO: Suspect Arrested for alleged murder of Fort Bragg Man

    A suspect has been arrested for the alleged murder of a Fort Bragg man earlier this month, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office reported.

    According to the MCSO, shortly after 6 a.m. on Aug. 12, deputies responded to the hospital in Fort Bragg, Adventist Mendocino Coast, for a patient who died from a gunshot wound. 

    Over the next two weeks, the MCSO reports that detectives . . . identified the shooting suspect as Shayne T. Wrede, 37, a resident of both Fort Bragg and Sacramento.

    When Wrede . . . did not appear in Mendocino County Superior Court for a scheduled hearing on Aug. 16, a warrant was issued for his arrest. 

    When Wrede fled from law enforcement, the "Sacramento County Sheriff's Office SWAT team was activated and responded to the location. With the assistance of the Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento County Probation, Placer County Sheriff's Office Air Operations and the US Marshal's Task Force, Wrede was eventually located at about 6:30 p.m. and was taken into custody without incident."

    Ukiah Daily Journal
    August 30, 2022

  • Probation officer passing by alerts family that their south Sacramento home is on fire

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY -- A probation officer who just happened to be in the area alerted a family that their house was on fire in south Sacramento late Wednesday morning. The incident happened along the 8300 block of Stevenson Avenue. Metro Fire of Sacramento crews responded to the scene. Firefighters say a Sacramento County probation officer was driving by the neighborhood when they saw some smoke. The probation officer then jumped into action and alerted the people inside - who apparently had no idea their home was burning. All six people who were in the home got out safely.

    by Cecilio Padilla

    August 3, 2022

    CBS Sacramento

  • Search Warrant Leads Officers To Stolen Motorcycle

    Two people were taken into custody earlier this week when officers from the Sacramento County Probation Department found a stolen Harley Davidson motorcycle and stolen trailer at a residence in Sacramento.

    Sacramento ​​​CBS 13​
    July 2, 2022
  • California's Unemployment Agency Says It Thwarted Multimillion-Dollar Fraud Scheme

    See what these Sacramento probation officers found on a sweep for suspected EDD fraud.

    by David Lightman
    The Sacramento Bee
    May 27, 2022
  • Sacramento Man Found With 30 Pounds Of Meth During Probation Search Sentenced To 17 Years

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento man who was found with more than 30 pounds of crystal meth in his possession in 2018 was sentenced to 17 and a half years behind bars, prosecutors announced Thursday.

    Gabriel Arauza, 33, was arrested at a residence along 47th Avenue after investigators located the large stash of methamphetamine during a probation search on August 29, 2018. The Sacramento County Probation Department said after the arrest that investigators learned Arauza was trying to hide from his probation officer at that residence.

    March 31, 2022
  • Probation searches conducted at American River Parkway

    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (KTXL) — Rancho Cordova police said officers on Tuesday conducted probation searches and sexual registrant checks along the American River Parkway. 

    The operation was done by the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement team, which includes the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, state parole agents and other agencies. 

    Members of the team went along the parkway in Rancho Cordova and visited 11 homeless camps. According to Rancho Cordova police, 20 people were contacted, eight probation searches and three sexual registrant checks were done. 

    No one was arrested as everyone was in compliance, officials said.

    By Jose Fabian

    FOX 40 News

    March 3, 2022 ​

  • Officers Find Loaded Gun in Luther Burbank High School Student's Backpack

    A student at Luther Burbank High School has been arrested after law enforcement officers found a gun in the youth's backpack.

    The Sacramento County Probation Department says its officers visited the school on Wednesday to follow up on information about a student who was possibly in possession of a gun.

    Officers were able to track down the student. A probation search was then done of the student's backpack - and that's when officers found a loaded Glock 9mm pistol.
    Later, a probation search of the student's home also uncovered an extra 27-round magazine.

    The student has since been arrested and is now booked into the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility. The student if facing charges of possession of a firearm by a minor and possession of a firearm on school grounds, among other charges.

    CBS 13 News Sacramento
    January 28, 2022​
  • Loaded handgun found at Sacramento's Luther Burbank High School, student arrested

    The Sacramento County's Probation Department says its officers arrested a Luther Burbank High School student after finding a loaded handgun in the youth's backpack.

    The department says that after hearing the youth was possibly in possession of a gun, probation officers searched the youth's backpack Wednesday. The department says officers found a Glock 9mm inside the youth's backpack. Later, after a search of the youth's home, they found a 27-round ammunition magazine. The youth was booked into the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility for alleged possession of a minor, possession of a firearm on school grounds. 

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    January 28, 2022

  • New Chief Probation Officer for the County of Sacramento

    Please join the Sacramento Superior Court in welcoming Marlon Yarber as the next Chief Probation Officer for the County of Sacramento. Chief Yarber has been the Interim Chief Probation Officer since May following the selection of former Chief Lee Seale as the Sacramento Superior Court's Court Executive Officer. According to Presiding Judge Russell Hom, "Marlon brings decades of work in the field of probation, has deep ties to the community, and will lead the department forward and serve this county well."
  • Youth Detention Facility Accredited by NCCHC

    The Sacramento County Probation Department’s Youth Detention Facility (YDF) has received accreditation through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). The YDF, also known as “Juvenile Hall,” was evaluated based on NCCHC Standards for Health Services this past spring and was notified of ac​creditation earlier this month. ​​

  • California PACEs Connection Initiatives Spark New Connections in Regional Meeting

    Among PACEs Connection initiatives around the country, it's well known that our social network is something like a bustling, giant town square where people share ideas, resources and any number of conversations about how to prevent childhood adversity and promote positive childhood experiences.

    On May 14, PACEs Connection assembled a virtual town square gathering of PACEs initiatives in California, where we have 58 initiatives sparking action all across the state. Speakers at the gathering, which was sponsored by Genentech, hailed from central and northern California counties, including Butte, Placer, Solano, Sonoma, Humboldt, Sacramento, and Fresno. They were each asked to identify a problem in their community that they had wanted to tackle, solutions they developed to address the problem and creative partnerships they formed along the way.

    Shaunda Cruz of the Sacramento County Probation Department talked about the pervasive trauma among justice-involved youth and what the department has done to address it. 

    PACEs Connection - June 8, 2021​

  • Sacramento Youth Facility Moves Toward A Culture Of Healing Instead Of Punishment

    Editor's note:

    The story below, by Laurie Udesky, staff reporter at the ACEs Connection, allows us a view into some of the changes Sacramento County has been making under the leadership of probation chief Lee Seale, and how those changes are designed to address the childhood trauma that is already affecting the youth who come in contact with the state and county justice systems.

    ​When a young person enters the de-escalation room in the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility, they'll find dimmed lights, bottles of lavender, orange and other essential oils, an audio menu featuring the rush of ocean waves and other calming sounds, along with squeeze balls, TheraPutty, jigsaw puzzles, and an exercise ball to bounce on.

    Sometimes, with a teen's permission, “We'll put a weighted blanket on them, just to give them that hug that feels good, since we can't give them [real] hugs in our facility," says Valerie Clark, the probation officer who oversees the room.

    Giving hugs violates the protocol requiring that staff maintain healthy boundaries with their young charges. But “especially if someone is highly upset and just really crying," Clark explains, the blanket can be a comforting substitute.

    Since it first opened to youth in November 2016, the de-escalation room has been a refuge for kids feeling overwhelming anger, grief, sadness, and anxiety, who are either referred by staff or can request a visit. They stay in it anywhere from 30 minutes up to two hours.

    The room is one example of how the Sacramento County Probation Department is working to shift its culture to be responsive to adolescent trauma.

    This story by Laurie Udesky appeared in an earlier version in Aces Too High News, which reports on research about positive and adverse childhood experiences, including developments in epidemiology, neurobiology, and the biomedical and epigenetic consequences of toxic stress.

    Aces Too High, which was founded by Jane Stevens, also covers how people, organizations, agencies and communities are implementing practices and policies based on the research.

    ​Witness LA - April 3, 2021

  • Youth Detention Facility Finds Culture of Kindness More Effective Than Punishment

    Since the MSDR opened, 2,212 of the residents have spent time in it. Upon entering and leaving, each person is asked to pick a number that indicates their current state on an emotional scale that’s painted on the wall: 1 to 4 means doing well; 5 to 7 indicates feeling stressed; and 8 to 10 shows that a young person is really upset and ready to explode. Data show that the room is making a difference. After a respite within in the room, the kids’ scores on the emotional scale have dropped an average of 4.5 points by the time they leave, with most reporting that they feel like they’ve returned to a calmer state. (Youth also go there to work with Clark on strategies to stay calm in preparation for a high-stress event, such as an impending court date.)

    By Laurie Udesky

    Aces Too High News - March 30, 2021

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  • 2 People Arrested After Probation Search Of Rocklin Home Uncovers Drugs, Guns

    ROCKLIN (CBS13) — Drugs, guns and cash were seized at a Rocklin home this week, authorities say.

    The Sacramento County Probation Department says law enforcement officers did a probation search of the 3000 block of Meadow Way home on Thursday. The address was that of a person on Formal Searchable Probation out of Sacramento County.

    During the search, authorities say they uncovered a large amount of cash, a stolen handgun, two assault riffles, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

    Further, law enforcement officers also say they found pre-packaged OxyContin along with drug paraphernalia.

    Two people were arrested after the search: the felon who was on probation and another person. Both are facing numerous drugs and weapons possession charges. Their names have not been released at this point.

    ​CBS13 - March 26, 2021​

  • See what these Sacramento probation officers found on a sweep for suspected EDD fraud

    The Sacramento County Probation Department conducts a sweep in Arden Arcade for suspected EDD fraud amid the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, Jan. 28, 2021, making two arrests after finding ghost guns, fake IDs and fraudulent EDD cards.

    ​ - February 7, 2021

  • $650K Worth Of Meth, Heroin Seized After Warrant Search Of Sacramento County Probationer

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Authorities say they seized more than $650,000 worth of meth and heroin during a warrant search of one person on probation this week.

    Sacramento County Probation officers served the search warrant on Tuesday. Exactly where in the county the search warrant was done is unclear, but officers say the person who they targeted was on searchable probation.

    A large amount of illicit drugs were discovered during the search, officers say, including: 14 pounds of methamphetamine and 2 pounds of heroin.

    Officers say the street value of the drugs is over $650,000.

    More than $92,000 in cash and four guns with high capacity magazines were also seized in the same raid, authorities say.

    The probationer, whose name has not been released at this point due to the ongoing investigation, was arrested and booked into Sacramento County Jail. They’re facing numerous drugs and weapons charges.

    ​CBS13 - January 15, 2021

  • Two arrested after Sacramento authorities find drugs, gun and cash during probation check

    Two Sacramento residents were arrested after the discovery of drugs, weapons and evidence of suspected Employment Development Department fraud, authorities said.

    The Sacramento County Probation Department, with help from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a probation compliance check on Thursday at a residence in the 4000 block of South Watt Avenue, leading to the arrests.

    Authorities found a gun without a Department of Justice serialized marking, a pistol magazine containing three live 9 mm rounds and another live 9 mm round. Also, about 3.8 pounds of processed marijuana, a digital scale, narcotics packaging and more than $58,000 in cash was found, according to the Probation Department.

    The suspects are accused of EDD fraud after over 40 documents with various names suspected to be related to the California department were found.

    The two residents were arrested and booked at Sacramento County Main Jail on multiple charges, including possession of marijuana for sale, possession of an undetectable firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. - December 6, 2020


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    The suspects are accused of EDD fraud after over 40 documents with various names suspected to be related to the California department were found.

    The two residents were arrested and booked at Sacramento County Main Jail on multiple charges, including possession of marijuana for sale, possession of an undetectable firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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  • Sacramento County law enforcement conducts home searches on Halloween; 4 people arrested

    The Sacramento County Probation Department arrested four people following their countywide "Operation Night Watch" on Saturday. The officers conducted compliance searches of sex offenders who had been ordered by the court to not associated with minors, as they have in years past.

    The Sacramento Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) team had officer from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, Sacramento County Probation Department and parole officers.

    ​ - November 1, 2020

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  • Sacramento probation officers arrest DUI subject during home visit

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — Sacramento County Probation (SCP) announced the arrest of one individual after conducting an operation to check for compliance among subjects on probation for driving under the influence.

    SCP arrested a subject who it said was in possession of a large amount of gun ammunition, a violation of their probation. 

    The operation that led to the arrest involved home visits and alcohol screening tests and was completed in part with the help of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). 

    OTS is an agency focused on eliminating fatalities, injuries, and economic losses resulting from crashes. In addition to working with SCP, the traffic agency partner with over 300 state and local agencies. - October 16, 2020

  • Man Arrested After Sacramento Probation Officers Seize Large Amounts of Ammo and Drugs

    A 24-year-old Sacramento man is facing multiple felony charges after the Sacramento County Gang Suppression Unit and the Sacramento Police Department seized a gun and large amounts of ammunition and drug​​s.

    ​The Sacramento Bee August 2, 2020

  • Dwayne Johnson Wants You to Know This Teacher, Nurse & More Heroes Who Kick Butt on Titan Games

    For Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, producing the second season of his hit NBC athletic-competition series The Titan Games became a way of paying tribute to the country’s real-life heroes.

    Exodus Rogers

    A deputy probation assistant for the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility,  Rogers, 33, was inspired by his mother, who “has fostered over 60 kids in need,” Johnson says.

    “Exodus has the heart and soul of a Titan, exhibited in his generosity of spirit. He displays the same optimism and kindness as his mom through his work with at-risk youth in his hometown of Sacramento. Exodus’ passion for helping others is both inspiring and exemplary." July 6, 2020

  • SCOE Names YDF Culinary Arts Teacher, Carissa Jones, Teacher of the Year

    A Sacramento County teacher was named Sacramento County’s Office of Education Teacher of the Year on Thursday.

    Carissa Jones was recognized for helping students who are at a crossroads in their lives. She teaches cooking to students in juvenile hall.

    KCRA 3 June 26, 2020

  • Probation Assistant Exodus Rogers to Compete on NBCs Titan Games

    Probation Assistant Exodus Rogers to Compete on Titan Games

    This year, a Sacramento man will take on the obstacles. Exodus Rogers is proud to represent Oak Park on the national stage.

    Rogers shares his fierce love of fitness with youth. He works as a deputy probation assistant at the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility, where he helps minors in custody.

    KCRA 3 May 26, 2020

  • Probation Officers Assist In Arrest of Suspected Pimp At Sacramento Apartment Complex

    A suspected pimp is behind bars in Placer County as a result of a three-month human trafficking and pimping investigation by the Auburn Police Department.

    Auburn police say Ivy Jones was arrested at a Sacramento apartment complex on Friday on pimping and pandering charges.

    Investigators say the human trafficking and pimping operation began in October 2019. Two women were taken into custody during the investigation on prostitution and pimping charges.

    That arrest led investigators to Ivy Jones, the man they believe was the women’s pimp.

    Jones was arrested with the help of the Sacramento County Probation Department. He is being held at the Placer County Jail in Auburn on $265,000 bail

    CBS13 - January 31, 2020

  • 5 Guns, Over $20K in Drugs Found in Sacramento County Probation Sweep; 16 Arrested

    A probation sweep in Sacramento County on Wednesday uncovered over $20,000 in drugs, several firearms and resulted in 16 arrests, according to the Sacramento County Probation Department.

    The one-day sweep saw officers contact 67 people on probation in the county.

    Officers sais there was a total of 41 violations of probation during the sweep.

    A total of five pounds of marijuana was located. Over 500 grams of methamphetamine and 60 grams of heroin were seized — with a combined estimated street value of $20,500.

    Five guns with numerous rounds of ammunition and one taser were also found.

    CBS13- November 14, 2019

  • Two arrested after Sacramento County probation officers find guns, drugs, pipe bomb

    Two men were arrested Thursday after a series of Sacramento County Probation Department searches yielded a handful of guns, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs and a pipe bomb.

    In a news release, county officials said probation officers arrived at a home on Hackberry Lane to serve a search warrant to David Hansen, 48, who was on mandatory supervision from a previous drug possession conviction.

    Officers searched his vehicle and found two pounds of methamphetamine, a quarter of a pound of heroin and more than $3,900 in cash.

    He was arrested on suspicion of drug possession, felony firearm possession and violating the terms of his probation. He remains in custody at the Sacramento County jail, according to Sheriff’s Department records.

    Probation officers went on to search two other residences connected with Hansen. Searching a house in Auburn, officers seized six firearms, thousands of bullets, a bulletproof vest, a stolen trailer, heroin, a pipe bomb and $3,200 in cash.

    Officers also searched a home in the 5300 block of Manzanita Avenue in Carmichael, yielding large amounts of methamphetamine, heroin and a loaded 9 mm handgun.

    There, officers arrested Barton Sloan, 36, on suspicion of drug possession and owning a gun while subject to a restraining order. He remains in jail, according to Sheriff’s Department records.

    In total, probation officers seized more than six pounds of methamphetamine and four pounds of heroin — worth an estimated $250,000 — and seven guns. - November 8, 2019

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    Probation officers went on to search two other residences connected with Hansen. Searching a house in Auburn, officers seized six firearms, thousands of bullets, a bulletproof vest, a stolen trailer, heroin, a pipe bomb and $3,200 in cash.

    Officers also searched a home in the 5300 block of Manzanita Avenue in Carmichael, yielding large amounts of methamphetamine, heroin and a loaded 9 mm handgun.

    There, officers arrested Barton Sloan, 36, on suspicion of drug possession and owning a gun while subject to a restraining order. He remains in jail, according to Sheriff’s Department records.

    In total, probation officers seized more than six pounds of methamphetamine and four pounds of heroin — worth an estimated $250,000 — and seven guns.

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  • News Release: Chief Lee Seale Appointed to BSCC

    Governor Newsom Appoints Probation Chief Lee Seale to Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)

    Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his appointment of Sacramento County Chief Probation Officer Lee Seale to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC).

    “Chief Seale’s experience and expertise will be a great benefit to the BSCC,” said Chief Stephanie James, President of the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC).  “Chief Seale’s unique background and experience makes him a great appointee to be able to listen and understand all sides of an issue and rely on research and evidence to make informed decisions. His appointment will help continue to enhance a better system of community corrections for all Californians.”

    Chief Probation Officers of California, Aug 29, 2019

  • This Duo Aim to Help Teens Make a Turnaround at Sacramento Youth Detention Facility

    ​It looks like a high school. Kids shuffle through the hallways and into classrooms with rows of computers and walls decorated with posters that say “Read Everyday” and “Math of the Aztecs.”

    A man waits in front of a whiteboard — “Mr. Weaver,” it reads — greeting the kids as they settle in. About 15 boys attend. Class is about to start.

    But these students are different. Wearing identical outfits of gray sweat shirts and dark sweat pants, they range in age from 13 to 17. A probation officer stands in the back of the room. - August 19, 2019

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  • Teens at Sacramento Detention Facility Learn to be Top Chefs and Leave Class Job-ready

    Trays full of deviled eggs, caprese sliders and ricotta crostini, all made by students, were served at an event showcasing their culinary abilities Tuesday. For dessert, they brought out homemade cookies and meringues.

    Standing at a podium, chef and teacher Carissa Jones praised her students — emotionally explaining everything they learned over four months leading up to that moment.

    “I work with amazing kids,” she told the room full of public officials and judges. - August 14, 2019

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  • Sacramento Will Release Some Defendants Without Bail in Test of New California System

    ​Sacramento will start releasing some defendants from jail without posting bond as part of a pilot program aimed at helping California courts end reliance on bail for suspects awaiting trial.

    A panel of California judges and court executives officers selected Sacramento as one of 16 counties to launch a 2-year risk-assessment program to evaluate whether suspects should be released from jail before trial. - August 9, 2019 by Sophia Bollag

  • Juvenile Offenders See Their Art in the Courthouse

    There are two large, glass display cases to the right when you walk through the Sacramento County Juvenile Court. One features a portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. constructed from colorful, handmade paper squares. The other has woodwork pieces, including two birdhouses, a small Christmas tree, and a snowman painted white sporting a top hat and red bow tie.​

    ​Sacramento Bee - July 19, 2019​​​
  • See the Sacramento Youth Detention Facility

    ​Sacramento's Youth Detention Facility has gained fame for its progressive programs and methods. Two of the facility's chief speak about the facility's transformation over the past two decades.

    Sacramento Bee - June 30, 2019

  • Sacramento Search Warrants Lead To Pounds Of Meth, Heroin, Cocaine, Cash, And More

    Two men are behind bars in separate drug arrests by the Sacramento County Probation Department.

    Probation officers found semi-automatic hand gun, crystal methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and cash.

    CBS13 - April 11, 2019

  • CSAC Challenge Award: Sacramento County Probation Creates First-of-its-Kind Program for Youth

    ​Sacramento County's multi-sensory de-escalation room is the first of its kind in a juvenile detention facility in the United States. This innovation creates a safe, trauma-informed environment that allows residents to de-escalate without use of force or an isolation room, which helps prevent violence and increases safety. This program is a 2018 Challenge Award-winning program; these awards spotlight the most innovative programs in California Counties.

    CSACCounties February 20, 2019

  • Probation sweep around Sacramento County results in arrest of 14 parolees

    ​Sacramento County Probation Department officers arrested 14 parolees Wednesday after conducing a countywide probation compliance sweep.

    Sacramento Bee (CBS13) - October 19, 2018 

  • Probation sweep around Sacramento County results in arrest of 14 parolees

    Sacramento County Probation Department officers arrested 14 parolees Wednesday after conducing a countywide probation compliance sweep, the department said. Officers conducted 104 probation searches and recovered 10 grams of mushrooms, 1.5 grams of heroin, 1.75 grams of methamphetamine, four narcotic pipes, narcotic paraphernalia, two 9mm pistol magazines and 10 rounds of ammunition, according to a news release Friday from the department.​

    by Claire Morgan

    The Sacramento Bee - October 19, 2018

  • There's a Strong Spirit of Innovation in the Sacramento County Probation Department

    When it comes to developing innovative, successful programs, Sacramento County’s Probation Department is on a roll.

    Much like the San Francisco Giants recent run of winning World Series in even-numbered years, the Sacramento County Probation Department is following a similar trend by taking home CSAC Challenge Award honors in 2014, 2016 and now 2018.

    CSAC County Voice - October 17, 2018

  • Man Arrested At Drug Treatment Classes With 500 Rounds Of Ammunition

    A Sacramento man is behind bars after showing up to his first day of court-ordered drug treatment classes and probation officers discovered 500 rounds of live ammunition in his vehicle.

    Sacramento (CBS 13) - September 14, 2018

  • Officers: $500K Worth of Meth Found in Home

    ​Largest seizure of methamphetamine in Sacramento County Probation Department's history.

    KCRA 3 - September 14, 2018

  • Cops Say Sac Man On Probation Stole Social Security Numbers

    ​Sacramento County probation officers say the recovered over 10,000 stolen social security numbers, bank account numbers, and bank routing numbers following the arrest of a Sacramento man who was on probation at the time.

    KFBK News Radio - September 13, 2018

  • Man Found With Binder of 1100 Peoples' Social Security Numbers, Banking Information

    During a routine compliance search last month, probation officers found a key in 36-year-old Jerry Casey Callis' pocket.

    Officers said that key led to a box inside his home which contained binders full of 1100 individuals information including social security numbers and banking numbers.

    Sacramento (CBS13) - August 29,2018

  • Man on Probation Allegedly Had Partially Assembled 3D Printed Gun

    ​It was an alarming discovery for Sacramento County Probation Department officers. A man on probation for illegally possessing weapons, caught with a 3D printed gun inside his home.

    Sacramento (CBS13) - August 2018

  • Sacramento Co. Youth Detention Facility Gets National Recognition

    ​The Sacramento County Probation Department is receiving national recognition for its youth detention facility in Sacramento. The facility was given a national award for best performance-based standards when it comes to innovative programming.

    KCRA 3, August 25 ,2018

  • 32 Bottles Containing Date Rape Drug GHB Found in Rancho Cordova Home

    ​RANCHO CORDOVA -- Two suspects with a history of drug-related crimes were caught with date rape drugs in Rancho Cordova. Investigators located 32 bottles, around 112 ounces in total, containing gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, or GHB, in a suspect's home.

    Fox 40, August 23, 2018

  • Youth Detention Facility Earns Prestigious Award

    ​Sacramento County Probation Department Youth Detention Facility (YDF) received the 2018 Performance-Based Standards Barbara Allen-Hagen Award. The Youth Detention Facility, also known as “Juvenile Hall," has received the award twice in the past (2011 and 2013) and is being recognized this year for innovative programming resulting in most improved culture change, practice, and performances, increased safety, and the ability to sustain those changes. 

    SacCounty News, August 22, 2018

  • CPOC 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. They created the Break Away Bike Program.

    Chief Probation Offices of California, July 6, 2018

  • It was supposed to be a routine felon check. Then officers found the sub machine guns.

    ​Probation officers recently seized two fully automatic sub machine guns, drugs and a stack of cash from a north Sacramento home, the Sacramento County Probation Department announced Monday., June 12, 2018

  • Machine guns, meth seized during home compliance check.

    ​Probation officers arrested a 42-year-old Sacramento man after discovering two fully automatic sub machine guns, 55 grams of methamphetamine, and $3,800 in cash during a home compliance sweep., June 12, 2018

  • Juvenile in Custody After Brandishing Gun on Social Media

    ​A juvenile who was on probation is back in custody after Sacramento County probation officers spotted the youth brandishing a gun on social media.

    SacBee, April 24, 2018

  • Sacramento's Quest to End Solitary Confinement for Kids

    ​After settling a lawsuit for conscience-shocking behavior, a youth detention facility in Sacramento is setting the course to end punitive solitary confinement nationwide.

    Pacific Standard, April 5, 2018 

  • Chief Deputy Recognized - An Extraordinary Woman of Influence

    ​The Probation Department is proud to publicize Comcast Magazine’s article Wonder Women featuring Chief Deputy Kristina Thompson as an influential female leader blazing trails in our region.  R​ead more about her story, her insights into department-wide changes, and changes working efficiently with probation clients.

  • WMBA Donates More Than 100 Books to Youth Detention Facility Book Drive

    ​The Wiley M. Manual Bar Association (WMBA) added more than 100 books to Sacramento County Juvenile Hall's library shelves. On February 28, 2018, in celebration of Black History Month, WMBA hosted its annual book drive for the benefit of Sacramento's Juvenile Hall Library. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Bunmi Awoniyi spoke at the event which was held at Underground Books in Oak Park.

  • Millennials – They Get in Less Trouble with the Police

    ​Members of the millennial generation live with their parents more, have less sex and start families later than prior generations. Turns out they also got in less trouble with the law as teenagers.

    ​, January 6, 2018

  • Probation Search Turns Up Assault Rifle in Felon's Home

    Walnut Grove man arrested after probation officers find assault rifle in home., October 3, 2017

  • DUI Offenders Targeted in Special Enforcement Operation; 16 Arrested

    Friday the 13th proved unlucky for Sacramento-area DUI offenders who failed to obey their court orders.

    The Sacramento Bee, October 13, 2017

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  • Probation Sweep Results in 17 Arrests in Sacramento County

    Seventeen people were arrested and four children were removed from a home during a countywide probation sweep conducted Wednesday by the Sacramento County Probation Department., October 4, 2017

  • A Class In California Is Connecting Troubled Teens With Abandoned Dogs

    The Sacramento County Probation Department's Youth Detention Facility has teamed up with a local dog shelter to bring in abandoned dogs to be trained by the young people in custody in order to get the dog ready for adoption.

    CBSN, May 17, 2017

  • Board Votes Unanimously to Regulate Butane Sales

    ​Today, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to introduce an ordinance changing the Sacramento County Code related to butane resale and possession.

    SACCOUNTY NEWS, May 9, 2017 

  • Sacramento County Eliminates Detention Fees for Juvenile Offenders

    ​Sacramento County has stopped charging parents whose kids live in juvenile hall, part of a growing movement to end fees that fall disproportionately on low-income and minority families who struggle to pay.

    The Sacramento Bee, April 26, 2017

  • Basketball court in juvenile hall gets new Kings mural

    ​More than 200 people spent last Friday volunteering and beautifying the Sacramento Youth Detention Facility for Cesar Chavez National Day of Service, including muralist Anthony Padilla. The facility got a new Sacramento Proud mural and a garden, where the kids learn agricultural and construction skills in preparation for transition to the society upon release.

    The Sacramento Bee, April 5, 2017

  • Sacramento Kings, Volunteers Spend Day of Service at Youth Detention Facility

    ​More than 200 people spent their Friday volunteering at the Sacramento Youth Detention Facility.

    Fox 40 News Sacramento, March 31, 2017

  • In Sacramento County, Collaborative Program is Creating Hope

    ​Posted by : California State Association of Counties January 30, 2017

    Sacramento County's collaborative Career Training Partnership Program provides vocational and educational services for clients on probation. And perhaps more importantly, it provides these clients with hope.

    PublicCEO, January 30, 2017

  • Case Study: Reducing Recidivism by Training Probationers in Construction

    ​The Sacramento County Probation Department forged a training center partnership to teach probationers 24 construction trades from the ground up to the roof.

    Route Fifty, February 1, 2017

  • In Sacramento County, Collaborative Program is Creating Hope

    ​At the Northern California Construction Training Center in Sacramento County, you can find a number of probationers hard at work learning new crafts.

    CSAC The County Voice, January 25, 2017 

  • Sacramento County Juvenile Detention Facility Capacity At Lowest In Years

    ​Sacramento County’s Youth Detention Facility is at one of its lowest capacities in years.

    CBS 13, December 1, 2016

  • Sacramento Probation's Youth Detention Facility Has Gone to the Dogs… Facility Assistance Dog Program Starts Today

    ​The Sacramento County Probation Department's Youth Detention Facility (YDF) begins its Facility Assistance Dog Program today, Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Captain, the YDF Facility Assistance Dog, reports for duty at YDF today to create positive and useful interactions between the dog, residents and staff.

  • Probation Leads Domestic Violence Offender Operation

    The Sacramento County Probation Department, with assistance from the Citrus Heights Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department, Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, and welfare fraud investigators from the Department of Human Assistance, conducted a joint, one-day operation in Sacramento County on October 26, 2016.  This operation, carried out in recognition and support of Domestic Violence Awareness month, focused on compliance checks of domestic violence offenders on probation.
  • Sacramento Youth Detention Center Program Tries To Stem Racial Swimming Gap

    Swimming for survival: That’s what Sacramento County’s Youth Detention Facility is hoping to teach young boys and girls of color. The swimming program first launched in 2015 to help reduce the number of African-American children who drown each year. The detention facility is one of the only in the state with a swimming pool – and since the program launched, many young boys and girls say the program has changed their perspective on life.

    CBS 13, September 28, 2016

  • Group founded by ‘Hangover’ producer aims to reform Sacramento’s juvenile offenders

    Scott Budnick, Executive Producer of "The Hangover" comedy movies, has gained national attention for mentoring juvenile offenders through his nonprofit Anti-Recidivism Coalition.
    The Sacramento Bee, September 19, 2016

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  • Saving Lives — In and Out of the Pool

    ​On a recent Thursday afternoon, the sun blazed down on a small group of teens as they laughed and swam. But this was no typical summer day at the pool. These teens are the first to receive lifeguard certification training through the new Youth Detention Facility Lifeguard Program — a partnership between the YMCA of Superior California (the Y) and the Sacramento County Probation Department.

    Sacramento News & Review, September 8, 2016

  • Sacramento County Probation Department Project Brings New Life to Little League Fields

    ​Last December, the College Glen Little League reached out for help with construction on new player dugouts and scorer’s booths at their fields from an unlikely source: the Sacramento County Probation Department.

    PublicCEO, March 30, 2016

  • Erika D. Smith: Freeing prisoners is only half the battle

    Real work of keeping people out of jail often falls to probation officers. Willpower, friends and relatives can help offenders and addicts stay clean, but those who’ve changed their lives say they needed a reason.

    The Sacramento Bee, January 31, 2016

  • Training For Life After Crime

    ​A partnership between Sacramento County Probation and Northern California Construction Training provides opportunities for criminal offenders to make positive changes in their lives.

    The Sacramento Bee October 9, 2015

  • Gang Awareness & Prevention Nonprofit Aims to Mentor At-Risk Youth

    ​The Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility program utilizes volunteers to work with probation youth in outreach efforts.

    Fox 40 September 3, 2015

  • Teens in Youth Facility Get Lessons in Swimming, Water Safety

    ​The Probation Youth Detention Facility, funded by a grant from The California Endowment, partnered with the YMCA this summer to give swimming lessons to teen residents.

    The Sacramento Bee August 17, 2015

  • America Observes Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week

    ​Every July, communities across the United States join together to celebrate national Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week to commemorate community corrections professionals and system partners, highlighting the crucial role they play in keeping communities safe and providing resources to those most in need.

    Sacramento County News July 13, 2015

  • Sacramento County Probation, Office of Education, and NCCT to Celebrate Graduation

    ​On June 6, 2015, Northern California Construction & Training (NCCT) will host a graduation ceremony highlighting the outstanding accomplishments of 31 formerly-incarcerated individuals who have successfully completed intensive vocational and educational training in their efforts to gain employment and reintegrate into the community.

    Sacramento County News June 5, 2015 

  • Six Make it to First Sacramento ‘Re-entry’ Court Graduation

    The first-ever graduation ceremony for Sacramento County’s experimental “re-entry” court; the savings resulted from the 38-plus years of jail time a judge wiped off the books for six longtime, low-level offenders who made up the Class of 2015.
    The Sacramento Bee February 13, 2015

  • Drug Court Grads Hear Business Owner’s Success Story

    18 years ago, Dennis Morgan lived on the streets and frequently slept next to the dumpster on the side of the building he now owns. He credits his successful completion of Drug Court with helping him get off methamphetamine and get his life together.
    The Sacramento Bee November 30, 2014

  • Keeping Kids Out of Court, In School

    Sacramento County Probation Department has rolled out a new education-based supervision model that better supports youth in the community by partnering with school districts.
    Daily Journal November 7, 2014

  • Juvenile Reform Plan Earns Prestigious Fellowship

    McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University named as "fellows," Chris Eldridge from the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, and Brad Marietti and Patti McGowan from the County's Department of Probation for their plan to benefit special needs incarcerated youth.
    Sacramento County News October 31, 2014

  • Michael Lyon Arrested on Drug, Violating Probation Charges

    Michael Lyon, the former head of Lyon Real Estate, was arrested on felony drug possession and eavesdropping charges.
    The Sacramento Bee October 1, 2014

  • Sacramento County Probation Department wins 2014 CSAC Challenge Award

    The Sacramento Probation Department's Break Away Bike Program was selected as one of the only 12 county programs throughout California for the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Challenge Award. 

    Sacramento County News September 11, 2014

  • Boys & Girls Club Serves Area's Incarcerated Youth

    Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility Houses Program for At-Risk Youth.
    The Sacramento Observer September 4 - 10, 2014

  • Sacramento County Program Gives Ex-Convicts Chance to Build Future

    A partnership between Sacramento County Probation and Northern California Construction Training provides opportunities for criminal offenders to make positive changes in their lives.

    CBS Sacramento July 1, 2014

  • Sacramento County's Adult Day Reporting Center Offers Hope for Change

    An overview of Sacramento County's three Adult Day Reporting Centers, with client perspectives on their participation in the program.
    Board of State and Community Corrections News June 9, 2014

  • Sacramento County Adult Day Reporting Center Graduation Ceremony

    A thank you letter to the Probation Department regarding the recent Adult Day Reporting Center graduation.
    The Sacramento Bee Letter to the Editor May 27, 2014

  • Wind Youth Services, Sacramento County Probation Department Eye Partnership

    Under a still-evolving partnership, the Sacramento County Probation Department is in the process of applying grant funds to Wind Youth Services to use as an alternative to detention for low-level offenders.
    Sacramento News and Review May 22, 2014

  • Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility: Innovation, One Program at a Time

    In the last five years, Sacramento County's juvenile hall in California has undergone a significant culture change, overcoming claims of excessive force and over-reliance on room confinement.  With an emphasis on rehabilitation and positive interventions it has become a national model of innovative practices.
    National Council on Crime & Delinquency (NCCD) Blog May 22, 2014

  • Reflections of a BAH Winner: Sacramento

    The Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility (SCYDF) won the 2013 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award for significantly reducing both the use and duration of isolation/room confinement. Performance-based Standards (PbS) recently caught up with the award winning facility.
    Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) Blog May 12, 2014 

  • Largest Marijuana Bust in Citrus Heights Police and the Sacramento County Probation Department's History

    ​A local task force comprised of Citrus Heights Police, Sacramento County Probation, and Folsom Police make a drug bust leading to the confiscation of over 800 pounds of marijuana, several weapons, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. 
    Sacramento Bee April 23, 2014
    Citrus Heights Messenger April 23, 2014

  • Sacramento County Supervisors to Spend Extra Revenue

    ​Sacramento County Supervisors to use an unexpected revenue increase to help pay for unanticipated costs, including higher bills for inmate health care, child protection and juvenile justice.
    The Sacramento Bee March 26, 2014 

  • Sac State to Finally Study Local Realignment Efforts

    Sacramento State University will spend the next year evaluating a criminal rehabilitation program, Ascend, following offenders engaged in the community based program.

    Sacramento News and Review March 25, 2014

  • Cleaning Up and Restoring Historic Cemetery

    For five consecutive weekends in December and part of January, participants in the Probation Department’s Juvenile Work Project spent their weekends cleaning, planting and refurbishing the Bellview Cemetery.

    As featured on SacCounty News and 1530AM KFBK March 14, 2014
    Sacramento News and Review March 25, 2014 

  • Two Suspects Arrested After Sacramento County Probation Officers Find Drugs, Gun and Children In Home

    ​Four children were taken into protective custody after officers found more than two pounds of methamphetamine (with an estimated street value of $19,000), seven grams of heroin (with an estimated street value of $700), a loaded handgun and more than $28,000. 
    The Sacramento Bee February 21, 2014

  • Re-entry Court: Sacramento's Spin on Realignment

    ​Lower-level offenders are part of a new sentencing frontier, the focus on helping them change has never been more intense.
    The Sacramento Bee February 9, 2014

  • Rancho Cordova Community Alliance National Award

    On October 24th, the City of Rancho Cordova was honored by the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers for the "Most Innovative Program in 2013". Rancho Cordova was selected for their unique collaboration with the Sacramento County probation Department called the rancho Cordova Community Alliance.

    Rosemont Patch November 07, 2013 

  • Sacramento Probation Receives National Award for Innovative Practices in Juvenile Hall

    ​Sacramento Probation Department awarded the 2013 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award for improving the experience and treatment of youth offenders.
    The Sacramento Bee October 20, 2013

  • Probation Sweep Heralds Return of Supervision for Some Offenders

    ​Funding for a new unit brings treatment and intensive supervision to high risk drug offenders. “We’re back in the probation business”.
    The Sacramento Bee September 27, 2013

  • Juvenile Hall Cuts Use of Force Incidents & Beefs Up Education

    ​Critics praise culture change and program enhancements.
    The Sacramento Bee July 27, 2013

  • Editorial: Supervisors Must Drill Down on Realignment

    ​Twenty Months into the public safety realignment and changes still need to be made within Sacramento County.
    The Sacramento Bee June 14, 2013

  • Sacramento County's New Probation Chief Faces Big Challenge

    Lee Seale appointed Chief Probation Officer. 
    The Sacramento Bee June 3, 2013

  • ​Former state corrections official to run Sacramento County Probation Department

    Lee Seale comes at a critical time for the Probation Department.

    The Sacramento Bee April 26, 2013