Public Safety
Former foster child Omar Passons, the director of Integrative Services for the County’s Health and Human Services Agency, spoke with and thanked new and potential foster families of teenagers in the criminal justice system.

Probation Department Shows Appreciation to Foster Families

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Parenting is always work and being a foster parent to a teenager who is on probation comes with its own challenges. The County wants parents stepping up to this responsibility to know they are not alone, and the County has resources to help. That was the resounding message at a recent parent appreciation and recruitment dinner hosted by the San Diego County Probation Department.

Public Safety
Probation officers organized a Thanksgiving meal for detained girls and their families at the Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility. They took pictures of each family and gave them a framed keepsake such as this one.

Probation Hosts Thanksgiving for Detained Youth and Families

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The holidays can be a difficult time for justice-involved youth and their families when they can’t celebrate at home. But San Diego County Probation strives to keep families together at these times.

Public Safety
Juvenile Hall Tour

Juvenile Hall to Hold Public Tours Sept. 29

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This is not a “scared straight” tour,” it’s a “cared straight” tour. But yes, you still have to keep your hands folded across your chest for safety purposes. The San Diego County Probation Department and the Juvenile Court will be hosting tours of the Juvenile Justice Center facilities in Kearny Mesa on Saturday, Sept. 29.