• July 18, 2018

L.A. COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RECOGNIZES PROBATION SERVICES WEEK

L.A. COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RECOGNIZES PROBATION SERVICES WEEK

L.A. COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RECOGNIZES PROBATION SERVICES WEEK 560 448 Taylor

Media Contact: Kerri Webb, Public Information Officer
kerri.webb@probation.lacounty.gov, (562) 315-3388

For Immediate Release:
July 18, 2018

Board of supervisors and la county probation.

During the week of July 15th through the 21st, 2018, people across the United States and Canada will join together to recognize the work that probation, parole, and community supervision professionals do for our public safety. This year, the theme is “Clients, Employees, and Communities – Power through Partnerships”. Working together makes for stronger bonds between colleagues, community partners, and with those under supervision. 

Members of our community are encouraged to join together during Pretrial, Probation, Parole Supervision Week to honor those who work to make our communities a safer place to live. This week we will be spotlighting the employees who make Los Angeles County Probation the finest probation department in the world.

Pretrial, Probation and Parole Services Week serves as a time to honor the tireless work probation officers and staff provide to support the health and welfare of local communities.  The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors expressed their gratitude on Tuesday, July 17 with a proclamation during the Board’s Regular Meeting at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Downtown Los Angeles.

Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl presented Chief Probation Officer Terri L. McDonald with a County scroll, acknowledging and thanking the entire Department for its continued service to the people of Los Angeles.  Approximately 150 Probation employees representing staff from Adult, Juvenile, and Administrative areas of the Department proudly attended the presentation.  Two of the Department’s three K-9 unit dogs also attended the event attended to help celebrate the occasion.

CEO of the Probation office.

In her public remarks, Chief McDonald recognized and thanked all Probation Department employees and lauded their work, sacrifice and commitment to serving the County of Los Angeles.

“To our citizens [of Los Angeles County], we represent you,” Chief McDonald began.  “The team of probation staff here, represent the more than 6,000 men and women who work every day to keep our communities safe, restore lives, and build connections with people who have made some choices in which we would like them to do better in the future.

“To the Probation team, I thank you for your hard work, I respect you for everything that you do.  You have very tough jobs and you do with courage, humanity, and dignity every day.

“Madam Supervisor, thank you for your Board recognition of our Probation team.  We are L.A. County Probation.”

In her public remarks, Chief McDonald recognized and thanked all Probation Department employees and lauded their work, sacrifice and commitment to serving the County of Los Angeles.

Since 1841, men and women from all walks of life have dedicated their lives to the rehabilitation efforts of criminal offenders and helping them to regain control over their lives and improve the health of local communities.  Since 1903, the Los Angeles County Probation Department has aligned itself with these same values and as the largest probation services agency in the world with over 6000 employees, continues to today.

Throughout this week, the Los Angeles County Probation Department will feature stories highlighting the events and activities planned to celebrate and honor all the Department’s staff.  Please feel free to share your photos or stories with us by sending them to Prob-news@probation.lacounty.gov.

Video of the Board of Supervisors Recognizing Probation Services

Board of Supervisors Motion to Proclaim July 15-21 Probation Services Week