The Alameda County Probation Department wants to wish everyone safety and wellness amidst the recent extreme weather patterns. Please stay informed and updated with the weather news in your locales.
Roll Into Spring
Roll Into Spring with the Center of Reentry Excellence (CORE). Bring your family and friends out for healthy outdoor activity and family recreation. Check in at the CORE tent and enter to win the raffle items like bikes, scooters, skates, and skateboards. Connect with local resources, win fun prizes, and enjoy time together with your family and community. These events are supported through AB109 Realignment funds.
Civil Grand Jury Nominations for the 2022/2023 Term
Each year judicial officers of the Superior Court are responsible for presenting the names of civic-minded county residents to serve on the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury. The jury’s primary responsibility is to examine and report on the operations of local government agencies and to investigate citizen complaints, acting as the public’s watchdog.
The court seeks to secure a pool of at least 30 nominees – six from each Alameda County Supervisorial District (nominations due 4/15/2022). Ultimately, 19 jurors will be selected randomly from this pool to be impaneled as the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury for 2022-2023.
Information about qualifications and the application process can be found online at http://grandjury.acgov.org/join-us.page? Prospective jurors should fill out the application online. Participation on the Civil Grand Jury is a significant commitment: at least two meetings per week in Oakland for one year (currently online by videoconference consistent with public health guidance in response to the ongoing pandemic).
Nominations are accepted throughout the year, however, the focus at present is to build a Grand Jury for this fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022. That means staff must receive nominations no later than April 15, 2022. For questions about Grand Jury service, please call Cassie Barner at (510) 208-9855 or email her at email@example.com
Telephone Fees Reimbursement and Form
In January 2022, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors authorized ACPD to partially refund telephone fees to the parents and guardians of youth who were housed in ACPD juvenile facilities (Juvenile Justice Center and Camp Wilmont Sweeney) during the COVID-19 pandemic for the period beginning March 17, 2020, through September 30, 2021. The refunds will be dispersed upon submission of the Telephone Fee Claim Form based on the availability of funds in the Juvenile Institutions Welfare trust fund (James King Fund).
To submit a refund claim, please complete the attached Telephone Fee Claim Form listing any telephone costs you incurred for telephone communication between you and youth housed in the Juvenile Hall or Camp Wilmont Sweeney between March 17, 2020, and September 30, 2021.Parents can sign the form on the youth’s behalf if access to the youth is currently a barrier. To obtain information in Spanish please click here, and to obtain the reimbursement claim form in Spanish please click here.
Additionally, please attach proof of payment or justification as indicated on the Telephone Fee Claim Form. The Telephone Fee Claim Form and proof of payment or justification must be sent to ACPD by a deadline of September 30, 2022. Forms should be sent to:
Alameda County Probation Department
P.O. Box 2059
1111 Jackson Street, Suite 805
Oakland, CA 94604-2067
ATTN: Telephone Fees Reimbursement
If there is a remaining balance in the James King Trust fund after all valid submitted claims are paid, the remaining funds will be allocated to the claimants in an amount not to exceed total claimed costs. Claims will be processed as they are received and will take approximately 3 weeks for the County to render payment.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please call 510-268-7124 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A devoted Employee named Dwayne Adams
Creator of the All for One training program that teaches both boys and girls mentoring classes for youth teaching basic social skills they can use with their brainpower has motivated many youth. With the help of other mentors for those who are into basketball, Mr. Adams helps supply the youth a place to start their passion for basketball. He believes by working together we can help our community understand the ability they have to make a change.
Adopt a POD Vaccine Initiative-Probation at Allen Temple
For those who are receiving the vaccination for the first time, the State is promoting an incentive card program to encourage community-wide vaccinations. Please help us spread the word. HCSA, SSA and Probation staff will be at Allen Temple in Oakland for the month of June in support of the County’s vaccination program. Please refer the attached flyers to obtain date time and location information.
Probation promotes the Raising Leaders Program which provides At Promise Youth Internships
This important collaboration with Hayward Adult School is providing youth the opportunity to receive job training and a paid stipend at multiple County agencies, including the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Fire Department, and Probation. The program will continue through 2023 under current funding.
Alameda County Probation Department Wall of Success
The Wall of Success initiative was suggested by staff via the virtual suggestion box on the department’s intranet. At its core, the initiative supports the department in achieving its goal of continuously developing innovative, performance-based operations driven by the belief that people can change. The displays will be located at the headquarters of each of the department’s division headquarters. A ribbon cutting ceremony occurred in Juvenile Hall on April 7, 2021, in conjunction with the National Day of Hope.
Alameda County Probation Department Awarded $3 Million for Innovative Reentry Practices through Bureau of Justice Assistance Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Programs
The Alameda County Probation Department (ACPD) received three awards totaling $2,994,325 through the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 grant programs to implement innovative reentry practices for clients returning to Alameda County from jail or prison.
Two grants provide funding to expand and evaluate ACPD's Pathways Home initiative, which involves a partnership with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to strengthen the reentry process for individuals returning home to Alameda County from state prison on post-release community supervision. The Pathways Home initiative involves four primary components: (1) case-planning video conferences conducted with clients before they are released from prison; (2) workbooks with valuable reentry information delivered to clients prior ro their release; (3) virtual reality videos that allow clients to practice responses to challenging situations in safe, virtual environments; and (4) a mobile application called Vergil that helps clients track meeting with probation officers, court dates, and steps involbed in achieving their case plan goals.
Alameda County Reimagining Juvenile Justice Forum
Board of Supervisor, Richard Valle, and Chief Probation Officer, Wendy Still, hosted the Forum on Reimagining Juvenile Justice on Thursday, October 22, 2020 and Friday, October 23, 2020
With the current environmental, health, social, and economic crisis, governments at all levels have been faced with increased social safety-net need and diminishing revenues. These drivers accelerated the State of California’s conversations and ultimate decision to close the Division of Juvenile Justice through Senate Bill 823. It is with these major factors that the Board of Supervisors and the Probation Department held a two-day virtual forum on Reimagining Juvenile Justice in Alameda County.
Launch of Tyler Supervision Department Wide
On Monday, October 12, 2020, the Alameda County Probation Department expanded its state-of-the-art, cloud-based automated case management system, Tyler Supervision, throughout the entire department. This system reflects the department’s “first-of-its kind” transition from a legacy system to a 21st century solution. The ultimate goal of this project was to build a system that supports data-informed practice, transparency, and accountability that allows the Alameda County Probation Department to monitor operations associated with its programs and practices, and its impact on client outcomes.
Honoring the Belief that People Can Change
Welcome to the Alameda County Probation Department’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 report, Honoring The Belief That People Can Change. This report highlights the collective efforts of the many partners that have come together to support adults and youth on probation in Alameda County. As a collaborative, we recognize that together we can significantly improve the lives of our clients, and that regardless of prior circumstances, everyone deserves a second change.
Building a Great Tomorrow, Today
The Alameda County Probation Department’s 2 ½ year report, Building A Great Tomorrow, Today, reflects the Department’s dedication to this evolution and to making this community the safest in the nation. Every day, Department staff, stakeholders, and volunteers strive to make a lasting difference in the lives of our clients and members of the community. The Department’s commitment to utilizing research, data, and evidence-based practices, developing collaborative partnerships, and listening to the experiences and perspectives of our clients, their families, and our stakeholders, enables us to accomplish this goal.
Ordinance to Eliminate Fines, Fees for Defendants
An ordinance amending section 2.42.190 of the administrative code to eliminate probation fees; repealing resolution 2011-142 regarding public defender/conflict counsel fees for representation of indigent adults; and eliminating sheriff's work alternative program administrative and attendance fees.