2018 was a year of change, growth, and progress for the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The Probation team has been actively engaged in innovative programs and services that provide for better client outcomes and focus on public safety. This annual report highlights these major accomplishments. We have grown the number and quality of our public/ private partnerships, increasing access to services, educational opportunities and diversion programs for juveniles and adults. We made great progress both implementing the L.A. Model for Juvenile Justice Reform and advancing our adult programs that will improve our clients’ lives and help them succeed as they re- enter their communities. As the number of youth in our facilities continues to decline, the Department is consolidating juvenile camps and expanding the L.A. Model to target resources to assist the remaining institutions to become centers of excellence for the youth in our charge. We constantly seek new educational and job opportunities for transitional-age youth and adult clients, including converting a decommissioned camp into a residential education and job training center. Two new adult reentry centers are also being built in collaboration with our County and community partners that will help clients and their families receive the services that they need to thrive. It has also been a year of creating new levels of transparency, accountability and reform. With direction from the Board of Supervisors and support from the Department, the Probation Reform and Implementation Team began its work establishing the framework for external oversight. We also continue to refine a performance-based management system MISSION: Enhance Public Safety, Ensure Victims’ Rights and Effect Positive Probationer Behavioral Change VISION: Rebuild Lives and Provide for Healthier and Safer Communities WELCOME LETTER FROM CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER TERRI L. McDONALD designed to incorporate data to measure results and promote a strategy for continuous quality improvement. Our strongest assets will always be the proud and dedicated people who have devoted their careers to helping our clients achieve positive outcomes and make our progress possible. Because our employees are the backbone of the Department, we continued to promote staff development and their well-being through a variety of training and wellness programs. I look forward to building on our successes and opportunities and continuing to make positive impacts on the lives of those we serve. Chief Probation Officer Terri L. McDonald 2018 Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Left to Right: Supervisor Janice Hahn, 4th District; Supervisor Kathryn Barger, 5th District; Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, 3rd District and Board Chair; Supervisor Hilda Solis, 1st District; Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd District 4 INTRODUCTION 6 JUVENILE SERVICES 8 Juvenile Field Services 14 Juvenile Special Services Bureau 18 Placement Services Bureau 20 Institutional Services 24 Detention Services Bureau 27 Improving Facilities 29 Residential Treatment Services Bureau 32 Education & Opportunity 36 ADULT SERVICES 38 Probation in the Court System 47 Reinventing Rehabilitation - Adult CORE Services Bureau 52 Public Safety Realignment (AB 109) 56 BEHIND THE BADGE 58 Information Technology (IT) 60 Finance 62 Awards, Honors, & Accolades 64 Employee Recognition 68 Probation in the Community 70 The Probation Family TABLE OF CONTENTS In the Juvenile Services and Adult Services sections, stock photography posed by models was utilized for illustrative purposes on pages: 7 (top), 8 (right column), 13, 15 (top), 16, 18, 20 (top), 24 (top), 26, 32 (top), 37 (top), 47 (top), 52, 55 (top) L.A. County Probation Department | 2018 Annual Report 3