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Solano County Probation, counties nationwide to observe Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision week
July 14, 2021
SOLANO COUNTY – The Solano County Probation Department, along with probation and juvenile detention departments across the United States and Canada, will observe Probation and Community Supervision Week from July 18 – 24, 2021. The week recognizes the work probation, parole and community supervision professionals do to maintain public safety in our communities, all while providing the rehabilitative tools and resources necessary for the individuals they supervise.
Today in America, there are over four million adults on community supervision, and most of these individuals are monitored by pretrial, probation and parole officers. Monitoring and supervision of individuals can take many forms, including home contacts, drug testing, making sure clients attends counseling sessions, and helping clients to find suitable housing and employment.
Solano County Probation provides supervision services to more than 3,000 adults and 280 youth annually. The Department also provides diversion services for 200 youth per year and operates two multi-service centers for adults and adolescents. Staff works diligently to make sure individuals they supervise has the support needed to find jobs, housing and appropriate treatment programs. By collaborating with other County departments and community-based organizations, Probation Officers and Juvenile Correctional Counselors of Solano County are making a difference. Throughout the pandemic, staff continued to rise to the challenge, delivering recidivism reducing programs to clients, conducting treatment groups in-person and through technology, and providing supervision services by conducting home visits.
“The challenges were many during the pandemic,” says Christopher Hansen, Solano County Chief Probation Officer. “One constant was the incredible work of the staff of the Solano County Probation Department. They continued to make a difference in the lives of the youth and adults they supervise. Their great work helped to reduce recidivism, prevent further victimization, and set clients on a path towards a law-abiding lifestyle, resulting in a safer community for all.”
Members of the Solano community are encouraged to observe Probation and Community Supervision Week to honor the Solano County Probation Officers and Juvenile Correctional Counselors who are firm, fair and care, and work hard to keep our community a safer place to live.
For more information about the Solano County Probation department visit SolanoCounty.com/depts/Probation and on Facebook @SolanoProbation.