On October 17, 2017, the Board of Supervisors (Board) directed the Chief Executive Officer to lead a workgroup to include County Counsel, the Chief Probation Officer, Auditor-Controller, Office of Inspector General, labor representatives and Board Deputies (Workgroup) and report back in 60 days with “recommendations required to create an independent entity…focused on Probation Department reform and public accountability as well as coordination of existing recommendations and efforts produced to date.”
On April 9, 2018, the Chief Executive Officer submitted a Report-Back to the Board of Supervisors recommending the creation of a team to drive this initiative forward. On May 1, 2018, the Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt the CEO’s recommendations and additional steps to establish a Probation Oversight Commission and a comprehensive reform plan for the Probation Department. The Probation Reform and Implementation Team (PRIT) is a temporary entity that is charged with completing the necessary administrative tasks to transform the County’s Probation Commission into the Probation Oversight Commission. This Team will coordinate and prioritize the various recommendations aimed at reforming the Probation Department, and reduce these recommendations to a plan for reform.
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