Conference to Highlight County Probation’s Efforts to Reduce Recidivism
PALM DESERT – Innovative programs and impactful services that put people on positive paths will be the focus of the inaugural Adult Justice System Symposium, taking place Wednesday.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez is organizing the conference with the Riverside County Probation Department to let local organizations and residents know of the community-based programs that intervene and aim to rehabilitate and prevent the need to re-incarcerate individuals.
Community members interested in learning more about the Probation Department’s programs and services can attend this free event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the UCR Palm Desert Center in Palm Desert, 75-080 Frank Sinatra Dr.
“Through the efforts of our Probation Department and the community, we are working to bring about best practices and restorative justice efforts that can ultimately prevent the need to incarcerate people,” said Supervisor Perez. “This event will highlight the great work that Probation Department is doing and find ways to have a greater partnership with the community and help fill gaps in these efforts.”
The conference will provide an introduction to probation, an overview of probation supervision, and feature information on Probation Department programs including the Indio Day Reporting Center, Mental Health Court, Veterans’ Court and Recovery Opportunity Center. Guest speakers include participants who will share testimonials.
“The Probation Department’s core mission is to help others, to play a part in changing lives for better outcomes,” said Riverside County Interim Chief Probation Officer Ron Miller II. “We look forward to sharing our efforts and towards building stronger community collaboratives.”
Attendees can RSVP by contacting one of the following by phone or email:
Patricia Cooper, PCooper@rivco.org, 760-863-8211
Lori Wilson, LNWilson@rivco.org, 760-863-8410
Cristine Castro, CCastro@rivco.org, 760-863-7599