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April 29, 2022

Larry Younger: A Champion for Incarcerated Youth and Their Families

Kind, exuberant, compassionate, understanding. These are just a few of the words used to describe Larry Younger, Probation Officer with Sonoma County’s Juvenile Probation Division. Larry’s joyful disposition lends itself well to his work: supporting incarcerated and probationary youth toward a better, more prosperous path forward. Read full story


April 29, 2022

Pretrial Program Highlight: Sonoma County Probation

As part of the Judicial Council of California’s innovative new Pretrial Pilot Program, in the last two years, Sonoma County Probation has overseen the courts’ pretrial release of almost 4,000 defendants, with an average of 8 out of 10 successfully completing the pretrial program Read full story


April 26, 2022

Creative opportunity for current or former Drug Court clients

This year as part of National Drug Court Month, NADCP is hosting an art contest for treatment court participants and alumni! Art is a powerful tool for conveying the emotions and ideas related to recovery that may be difficult to verbalize. The submission deadline is May 31, 2022. Read full story

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March 13, 2020 | Probation Department

County of Sonoma Translates Juvenile Justice Analysis into SystemicPolicy Change

The Sonoma County Probation Department concluded a comprehensive review of its juvenile justice system, which identified strategies for how the department and other youth-serving agencies can collaborate to improve youth outcomes. Read full story

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