About the Fresno CountyProbation Department The Fresno County Probation Department is an active member criminal justice system that service the people and courts in our county. Fresno Probation Officers supervise just under 20,000 adult and juvenile offenders on court-ordered probation or are in other diversion programs. Fresno County Probation Officers also serve an investigative role for the courts, by producing sentencing reports and recommendations. Fresno County Probation Officers serve in schools, diversionary programs, and specialized units work with other police agencies in programs like the Multi Agency Gang Task Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC) to reduce gang-related crime , and in the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) to help in the fight against drugs.
Juvenile Probation Services Division Linda Penner Chief Probation Officer Michael Elliott Juvenile Probation Division Director Del Ann DeVaux Secretary III - Confidential VHEA/Supervisor #1 Probation Services Manager Karen Rocha Court Services/Intake Probation Services Manager Craig Downing Campus Probation Services Manager Gilbert Sanchez Placement/BHC Probation Services Manager Cliff Downing Supervision #2 Probation Services Manager Gordon Dahlberg VHEA Susan Downing, Lead DPO IV Michael Farmer, DPO III Jorge Jauregui, DPO III Chris Moses Ex-H DPO Sue Matu’u JCO Court Jeannie Starks DPO IV DorrickMinnis DPO IV Susan Solis DPO IV Gerald Sandoval DPO IV SelinaSanchez DPO III George Aguilera DPO III Bob Muller ExH DPO Stephanie Thomas DPO IV Court Officer A Rodney Jones DPO III Court Officer B Jill Quadro DPO III Court Officer C Phillip Toomey DPO III Clovis 1 Hilary McCarty DPO III Clovis 2 Ray Guevara DPO IV Informal/CJC 1 Vida Steele DPO IV Informal/CJC 2 Olga Garcia DPO III LimitedSuper 1 Tim Crecelius DPO III Limited Super 2 Kathleen Fernandez DOP IV Coryn DPO III Limited Super 3 Joe Ortiz DPO IV LimitedSuper 4 Irma Maacias DPO III Limited Super 5 Melissa Madsen DPO IV Drug Court Mark Cutshall DPO III Central HS Juan Flores DPO IV Bullard HSCarlos Gonzales DPO IV Roosevelt HS Antonio Herrera DPO III Fresno HS BarbaraHoluin DPO IV Hoover HSRosendo Lopez DOP IV McLand HS TBD Jesse Montemayor DPO IV Edison HS Bea Sanchez DPO IV Cambridge HS Debbie White DPO IV Sunnyside HS Daniel Nunez DPO III TIP Louis Cortez DPO IV Chris Maranian DPO IV Corey Thomas DPO III Melanie Johnson DPO IV Ralph Mendoza DPO III Meredith Black DPO III Margarita Urzua Ex-H JCO Supervision (1) Freda Fowler, DPO III Sex Offender Caseload MariaCanizales-Valenzuela DPO IV ECI David Rodriguez DPO III ECII RayMartinez DOP IV WIC GuilliermoJalomo DPO III WCII Martin Sanchez DPO IV High Risk BHC John Reyes DOP IV Cindy Carender DPO III Intake Ana Villalobos DPO II Phil Fuentez DPO III Jill Chandler DPO IV Linda Kaloostian DPO IV Janice KulekjianEx-H DPO Marissa Sosa Ex-HProb Tech SB 163 Calvin Herr DPO III Elizabeth Arredondo DPO III Rudy Pinon DPO III
Community Content *Crime Prevention and Intervention* To positively change the lives of individuals that come into contact with the criminal justice system and promote community awareness of the role each person has in preventing crime *Victim Advocacy* To do everything that we can to support victims in recovering from crime *Supervision* To ensure a steady and continuous decline in recidivism and crime in Fresno County *Resource Management* To be superior stewards of the public trust by being best in class for human and resource development
Population: Gang members Sex offenders Property offenders Drug dealers/offenders Graffiti Violent offenders Gun Charges
Mission As a member of the Criminal Justice System, the Fresno County Probation Department’s mission is to enhance public safety through crime prevention, offender supervision, victim advocacy and support of the court
Placement Unit The Juvenile Placement Unit places minors removed from the custody of their parents by Juvenile Court order in accordance with WIC 727. Based on individual level of care needed, minors are placed in group homes, foster homes or other appropriate out-of-home placements. Some minors are returned to the custody of the parents after successful intervention but, if there is no parent available for return, a plan for emancipation is developed. All minors are supervised in placement by assigned Deputy Probation Officers, and are seen on a monthly basis. This unit also operates a pre-placement supervision program in an effort to strengthen/stabilize the minor's home environment to negate the need for out-of-home placement.
Social Work Values In prevention effort, Deputy Probation Officers are assigned to work with the Department of Children and Family Services Intensive Services Treatment Team in an attempt to keep WIC 300 dependent children from becoming WIC 602 delinquent wards. Officers in the Placement Unit conduct annual on-site evaluations of group home placement providers and monthly warrant sweep operations. In addition, “The Group Home Advisory Committee,” consisting of representatives from all Group Homes, meets quarterly at the Probation Department to discuss issues, concerns, and best practices for providing the most effective treatment for minors in their homes
Juvenile Supervision Unit The operational goals of the Campus Probation officers are, through a cooperative effort involving probation, police, schools, and community-based agencies, to closely monitor and supervise juvenile probationers within designated schools. Further, the program is actively involved in developing and operating a spectrum of intervention and/or diversion programs designed to improve behavior in the community, home, and school and to restrict further entry of minors into the Juvenile Justice System.
Juvenile Justice Campus The Juvenile Justice Campus is used primarily as a detention facility to hold minors who have committed a law violation while they are being processed through the Juvenile Court. In addition to holding minors pending court action, the Juvenile Justice Campus provides secure confinement for minors pending delivery to the California Youth Authority, other juvenile and adult justice jurisdictions, foster and group home placements, and court ordered commitments.