For Immediate ReleaseJuly 18, 2023
Probation Services Week, July 16-22, highlights impact of Probation Professionals
Marin County, CA – Probation professionals are a crucial part of maintaining community safety and supporting justice-involved individuals undergoing rehabilitation. Breaking the outdated the law-enforcement stereotype, probation officers play a vital role as mentors and coaches in helping people achieve positive change for their lives.
In salute of this work, the Marin County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution on July 18, proclaiming July 16-22 as Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision week in Marin, or “Probation Services Week” for short. The occasion aims to honor the invaluable contributions of the 114 probation professionals who work diligently to maintain community safety and help supervise close to 1,500 individuals in Marin County.
Marin’s resolution complements the State of California’s recent House Resolution 45, co-sponsored by Assemblymember Damon Connolly (D-San Rafael) and more than 70 other assemblymembers.
During Probation Services Week, Chief Probation Officer Marlon Washington is focused on recruitment and the profound impact that individuals can make by working in probation.
“As a probation officer, you are a difference maker,” said Washington. “Probation officers are committed individuals capable of having a significant impact with just a few words -- people who inspire and motivate others to progress and bring about change. We invite anyone looking to become part of a transformative process to consider becoming a probation officer.”
Probation offers a transformative alternative to incarceration, empowering individuals to make positive changes and embark on a journey toward a brighter future. By connecting comprehensive services and addressing the unique needs of justice-involved individuals, probation plays a vital role in fostering community safety and restoring people to help achieve long-term public safety.
For more information about opportunities to join the Marin County Probation Department, visit the County of Marin’s Job Opportunities webpage online, or learn more about probation officer roles, testimonials and other career opportunities at CaliforniaProbationJobs.com.
Terry WrightAdult Division DirectorProbation Department
3501 Civic Center Dr.Suite 265San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6599Email: Terry WrightProbation website