47% 28% 2% 6% 17% Hispanic African American Caucasian Other Asian Native American & Pacific Islander Less Than 1% CORE Program focuses on healing and changing lives In 2018, the Probation Department began to focus on reimagining the rehabilitation experience for its adult clients. The Department created a new philosophical framework for supervision that delves into a probationer’s past trauma and focuses on the kind of healing and support that can change lives, the best path to reducing recidivism. Coordinated Optimal Rehabilitative Efforts (CORE), and the work done in 2018 to create its foundational structure, has prepared CORE to launch in 2019. Part of the groundwork required the Probation Department to identify gaps in service and infrastructure that will secure CORE’s sustainability for years to come. In CORE, DPOs work closely with clients, identifying their individual risks, criminogenic needs and responsivity factors. They follow CORE Correctional Practices, which include addressing pro-criminal attitudes, values and beliefs; responding to non-compliance; offering appropriate rewards; and referring clients to community-based programs and services based on their needs. Two Teams Moved CORE Forward in 2018 To develop the CORE program, Probation formed two teams that have been instrumental in advancing the program. The Staff Support and Development (SSD) Team will provide ongoing training, support and coaching to CORE DPOs, as well as to ensure that the program’s implementation follows the various curricula. The SSD Team has become subject matter experts in all phases of the CORE program and model the practices and procedures used by DPOs in their interactions with probationers. SSD Team members observe peer interactions monthly, meeting DPOs at their current level of expertise and working closely with them to boost their skills from their current levels, supporting their strengths, and suggesting alternate ways of conducting the session. This collaboration has been a rewarding experience for both the DPOs and the SSD Team. DPO Anthony Washington states, “Having an analyst provides me with a sounding board to ask questions and to get another point of view toward my effectiveness with my clients.” “I enjoy working with CORE DPOs and helping to foster their development. It is rewarding to see the DPOs progress in our monthly coaching sessions. We are not only positively impacting the client’s life, but also creating safer communities by reducing recidivism.” — SSD Team Member/Program Analyst Aneisa Bolton The second team, the Resource Utilization Unit (RUU), was created to bridge the gap of service delivery in the community. RUU facilitates and monitors the flow of referrals, and acts as the point of contact for DPOs as they send referrals to community, faith-based, and County service partners. The RUU ensures that all clients’ needs are met and that they have the safety net of services they need for success. Reinventing Rehabilitation - Adult CORE Services Bureau 2018 Average Daily Adult Population Served by Ethnicity: 30,344 (Not Including AB 109 Clients) 2018 Average Daily Adult Population Served by Age & Gender: 30,344 (Not Including AB 109 Clients) 77% Male 23% Female Less Than 1% Identify as Transgender 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 AGE 18-24 AGE 25-49 AGE 50+ 17% 14% 66% 17% 71% 15% L.A. County Probation Department | 2018 Annual Report 47 46 L.A. County Probation Department | 2018 Annual Report