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The Probation Department is committed to continuous improvement and the implementation of Evidence Based Practices to change offender behavior and protect public safety.  These Evaluation and Performance Reports document Probation’s efforts and progress in improving programming and enhancing public safety.

2021 Sonoma County Pretrial Annual Report

May 2022

Description: The 2021 Annual Report provides a detailed overview of the Sonoma County Pretrial Services program and presents program data on the booking, assessment and release processes, in addition to key program outcomes. The report focuses on the Pretrial Pilot period during which Sonoma County received funding from the Judicial Council of California to expand and strengthen the program (July 2020 - December 2021), with additional trend data going back to July 2015 also included.

Sonoma County AB 109 Adult Community Supervision Process Evaluation

August 2021

This evaluation examines the alignment of the Sonoma County Probation Department with best and evidence-based practices for adult community supervision. Focus areas include: (1) Organizational Culture and Communication, (2) Navigating the Dual Roles and Responsibilities of Probation Officers, (3) Client Engagement, (4) Behavior Response, and (5) Programs and Services. For each area, the report describes best and evidence-based practices, assesses the Department’s alignment with these practices, and provide recommendations to strengthen alignment.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Annual Report 2021

December 2021

In 2003, the Federal Prison Elimination Act passed, and following the development of Juvenile Facility Standards in June of 2009, the act became effective on August 20, 2012.  The act is intended to “…provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in federal, state and local institutions…” (Prison Rape elimination Act, 2003). (PDF: 131 kB)

SB 823 Juvenile Justice Realignment Plan_120APPROVED SB 823 Juvenile Justice Realignment Plan

December 2021

Welfare & Institutions Code Section(s) 1990-1995 establish the Juvenile Justice Realignment Block Grant program for the purpose of providing county-based care, custody, and supervision of youth who are realigned from the state Division of Juvenile Justice or who would otherwise be eligible for commitment to the Division of Juvenile Justice prior to its closure. (PDF: 407 kB)

SCPD Annual PREA Report Dec 2017

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Annual Report 2020

December 2020

In 2003, the Federal Prison Elimination Act passed, and following the development of Juvenile Facility Standards in June of 2009, the act became effective on August 20, 2012. The act is intended to “…provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in federal, state and local institutions…” (Prison Rape elimination Act, 2003). (PDF: 278 kB)

Sonoma County Probation Youth Survey Results: 2014-2018Sonoma County Probation Youth Survey Results: 2014-2018

July 2020

 In 2014, 2016, and 2018, youth involved with Probation were surveyed about their experience with the Department, as part of an evaluation of the Juvenile Division's adherence and fidelity to evidence-based practices (EBPs). This report summarizes the findings from the analysis of the youth surveys, examining trends in adherence to EBPs over time. 

Sonoma County AB 109 Reentry Best Practice ReviewSonoma County AB 109 Reentry Best Practice Review

March 2020

This report supports Sonoma County’s ongoing work toward building an evidence-based reentry system that promotes a safe and thriving community. The best practice review summarizes key elements of a successful reentry system, including: system coordination, skilled/trained professionals, evidence-based decision-making, and treatment and supportive services. (PDF: 981 kB)

CSG SC Youth Exec Summary cover thumbnailCSG Sonoma County IOYouth Executive Summary

March 2020

This presentation outlines findings and recommendations from the Improving Outcomes for Youth (IOYouth) juvenile system improvement project, carried out in collaboration with the Council of State Governments. (PDF: 8.47 MB)

Pretrial Annual Report 2018 coverSonoma County Pretrial Services Program Annual Report 2018

September 2019

Sonoma County’s Pretrial Services program was implemented in 2015 as a collaboration between the Sheriff’s Office and the Probation Department. The 2018 Annual Report provides a program overview, and presents program data on the pretrial screening process, release decisions, and program outcomes. (PDF: 1.57 MB)

Recidivism Analysis 20190628 thumbnailSonoma County AB 109 Evaluation – Recidivism Analysis 2019

June 2019

This report builds upon findings from RDA’s 2018 recidivism analysis and presents recidivism findings for a wider range of individuals and measures over a longer period of time. (PDF: 1.17 MB)

Sonoma County AB 109 Day Reporting Center Outcome EvaluationSonoma County AB 109 Day Reporting Center Outcome Evaluation

April 2019

This report presents the findings from an evaluation of Probation’s Day Reporting Center (DRC) for participants receiving services between January 2015 and September 2018. The evaluation includes analyses of program-specific outcomes, and the association between DRC participation and recidivism. (PDF: 1.44 MB)

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Annual Report 2018Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Annual Report 2019

December 2019

In 2003, the Federal Prison Elimination Act passed, and following the development of Juvenile Facility Standards in June of 2009, the act became effective on August 20, 2012.  The act is intended to “…provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in federal, state and local institutions…” (Prison Rape elimination Act, 2003).

KKIS Evaluation Report 2017Keeping Kids in School Initiative: Final Evaluation Report

December 2017

This report presents the findings of a three-year evaluation study of the Keeping Kids in School (KKIS) initiative, including a process, outcome, and cost study. (PDF: 2.38 MB)



Contracted Services Report Juv Prob FY2016-17Contracted Services Report: Juvenile Probation FY 2016-2017

July 2017

This report accomplishments made by Juvenile Probation service providers during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. There is a short summary of outcomes achieved by each juvenile program. (PDF: 2.3 MB)



JJCC Plan Update July 2017Update to the Comprehensive Multi-agency Juvenile Justice Plan

July 1, 2017

In this update to the Plan listed below, Sonoma County’s Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council establishes the goals prioritized for fiscal years 2017-2019. This is the action plan for the next two fiscal years. (PDF: 686 kB)



SCPD Annual PREA Report Dec 2017Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Annual Report 2017

December 2017

In 2003, the Federal Prison Elimination Act passed, and following the development of Juvenile Facility Standards in June of 2009, the act became effective on August 20, 2012.  The act is intended to “…provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in federal, state and local institutions…” (Prison Rape elimination Act, 2003). (PDF: 278 kB)

JJCC Plan 2016Comprehensive Multi-agency Juvenile Justice Plan

April 4, 2016

The work of Sonoma County’s Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, this plan identifies strengths and needs in the Sonoma County’s juvenile justice continuum, outlines priorities and measurable actions to strengthen the continuum, includes the input of system partners, community members, youth and families, and emphasizes coordination across planning efforts. (PDF: 909 kB)

Appendices (PDF: 4.19 MB)

SoCo Juvenile Justice System Study 2009Juvenile Justice System Study

November 17, 2009

A comprehensive analysis of Sonoma County’s juvenile justice system. The goal is to better understand how resources are used, to explore possible system efficiencies, to consider ideas to improve youth outcomes, and to better anticipate future resource needs. (PDF: 16.58 MB)