Since the task force was formed in June 2000, its members and staff have organized roundtable discussions with various stakeholders including judges, county supervisors, probation officers, public defenders, and district attorneys.
Categorizes comments made at outreach events, both by comment topic/theme and by stakeholder.
The task force facilitated roundtable discussions with adult and juvenile probationers in three counties in California to learn from probationers themselves which services they have found to be useful, and to ask their opinions as to how probation can
be improved. Members of the task force visited a northern rural county, a central suburban county, and an urban southern county. General themes and probationer comments from the discussions are summarized.
Beyond the Bench
December 7, 2000
California Public Defenders’ Association Conference
January 20, 2001
Juvenile Delinquency and the Courts Conference
January 26, 2001
California Judicial Administration Conference
February 1, 2001
Chief Probation Officers of California
March 14, 2001
California State Association of Counties
April 5, 2001
Juvenile Law Institute
April 5, 2001
State Coalition of Probation Organizations
April 27, 2001
Family Violence Conference
May 18, 2001
California District Attorneys Association
June 7, 2001
Soon after it was created, the task force hired a consultant to conduct a written survey of probation stakeholders (judges, probation officers, county supervisors, district attorneys, and public defenders) from most of California’s 58 counties, in whic
h information regarding agency staffing and workload; probation services; goals and priorities of probation departments; and methods of appointing and evaluating the Chief Probation Officer was gathered and analyzed.
Consultant Report based on results of Stakeholder Survey
Invitation to Comment
Probation Services Task Force alternative proposal for the chief probation officer appointment, evaluation, discipline, and removal model.
October 10, 2002: model | comments
July 16, 2002: model | comments
Probation Services Task Force Draft Interim Report: comments
Probation Services Task Force Draft Final Report: comments