Mono, Inyo counties observe Probation Services Week

Mono County news release

Pretrial Probation Parole Supervision Week

July 21-27, 2019 is Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week – a time for the nation and Mono County to recognize the men and women who work each and every day to supervise offenders in our communities, but also who provide support mechanisms to assist the people they supervise to get housing, jobs, substance abuse treatment and other assistance.

Jim Himelhoch

This week we are honoring Deputy Probation Officer III Jon Himelhoch as Mono County Probation Employee of the Year for 2019 in conjunction with Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week.  Officer Himelhoch has served as the Drug Court Officer since the inception of Drug Court almost five years ago. He is also the High-Risk Supervision Officer working closely with the Superior Court Judges, law enforcement, treatment staff, and many county agencies who assist community members.

Community corrections is a world-wide experience that is supported by services working to keep citizens safe. By collaborating with community leaders and sometimes volunteering their own time, many officers are making a difference while faced with increasing caseloads and additional responsibilities that include evidence-based practices.

These professionals are often silent partners, yet they spend more time with offenders than many other agencies.  Join Mono County and the nation in honoring these public servants during the week of July 21-27 for Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week.

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Inyo County press release

From Jeff Thomson, Chief Probation Officer

Ten Reasons Why We Should Observe
Probation Services Week
A Force for Positive Change!
July 21-27, 2019

Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week is a time to recognize and celebrate the dedicated and caring individuals in Inyo County who work tirelessly to make our neighborhoods safer and more vibrant places to live. These professionals are in our communities each and every day to assist juvenile and adult offenders in becoming better citizens and live productive lives. Working together makes for stronger bonds between colleagues, community partners, and with those under supervision. Here are 10 ways Inyo County Probation is valuable to our communities:

10. Probation professionals are committed to promoting services and programs that meet the needs and interests of crime victims and the community.

9. Probation professionals promote an integrated, comprehensive approach to dealing with the pervasive problem of substance abuse.

8. Probation professionals provide services and programs that provide opportunities for offenders to become law-abiding citizens.

7. Probation professionals offer choices and enforce consequences.

6. Probation professionals are caring people.

5. Probation professionals promote community protection through proactive, problem-solving work practices plus interventions aimed at changing criminal and/or delinquent behavior.

4. Probation professionals are dedicated, hard-working individuals who are truly concerned about making a difference in our communities.

3. Probation professionals provide core services such as investigations, victim advocacy, community supervision, immediate response to violations and treatment services; all which provide optimum public protection.

2. Probation professionals work 24/7 to help make Inyo County safe.

1. Probation professionals supervise over 600 adults and juveniles in our communities. Imagine what it would be like without them!

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Charles James
Charles James
2 years ago

Chief Probation Officer Jeff Thomson did a great job enumerating why the probation department is important to the communities it serves. It is often unrecognized because it does it job; not seeking recognition but rather results and good outcomes. The simple fact is, we have found that we cannot afford… Read more »

George
George
2 years ago

Is the mustache mandatory?