Dedicated professional with 19 years in counseling and crisis intervention with at-risk youth. Offers a comprehensive academic and work background in social services, as well as strong interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.
Crisis intervention techniques
Treatment and discharge planning
First Aid certification
Suicide prevention training
Daily living activities educator
Correctional facility counseling
Risk and needs assessments
Crisis intervention techniques
Criminal law knowledge
Strong work ethic
Interview and Interrogation Training
Presentence Investigation Reports (PSI)
Deputy Probation Officer II, 05/2006 to Current Los Angeles County Probation Department – Lancaster, CA
Evaluate client progress toward completing terms of probation and addressed difficulties.
Supervise offenders to reduce risk to the community.
Maintain personal contact with offenders through office and community visits.
Compile statistical data for monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Organize client documentation by checking files and verifying completeness of notes.
Complete progress reports and testified under oath at court hearings.
Conduct pre-sentence investigations by doing in-depth research and compiling police reports.
Screen offender referrals and completed intake interviews and paperwork.
Coordinate and worked closely with law enforcement, social service agencies and mental health providers.
Contact victims in criminal investigations in regard to restitution.
Determined appropriate supervision levels by conducting risk and needs assessments.
Initiate crisis intervention by following official crisis communication plans and training.
Serve as court liaison by attending court hearings and presenting reports and recommendations.
Collaborate with institutional staff, area law enforcement, mental health boards, county attorneys and treatment providers.
Maintain organized offender records and documentation in compliance with department and legal standards.
Complete pre-sentence and post-sentence investigation and court reports.
Detention Services Officer , 04/1999 to 05/2006 Los Angeles County Probation – Palmdale, CA
Carefully documented statements, observations and evidentiary materials.
Conducted interviews with witnesses and clients.
Interviewed and interrogated suspects.
Prepared case reports from allegations, interview transcripts of interviews and physical evidence.
Presented evidence at criminal trials.
Developed presentation and training materials to educate colleagues and the community about local gang activity.
Conducted routine and emergency head counts.
Directed the activities of inmate crews working on maintenance, operations, farming and construction projects.
Inspected work sites and crew trucks for contraband, cleanliness and safety.
Completed intake paperwork, fingerprints and searches.
Supervised inmates clearing debris from roadways and drains.
Made rounds at specified intervals and conducted head counts and roll calls.
Searched the building and grounds, living quarters and work areas for contraband.
Investigated attempted escapes and conducted searches for escaped inmates.
Escorted inmates to and from cells, court, hospitals and medical appointments.
Determined and assigned inmates to appropriate housing.
Arranged for medical and dental care of inmates.
Responded immediately to calls involving automobile accidents and criminal activity.
Menatal Health Counselor, 12/1995 to 03/2000 Sylmar Mental Health and Rehabilitation – Sylmar, 91392, CA
Educated clients and their families about client rights and responsibilities.
Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by the team leader.
Co-facilitated events such as Activities of Daily Living to increase awareness about body image issues.
Developed and ran programs to increase awareness of the causes and effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
Followed up with program participants after program completion to track progress.
Organized outreach events with local, city and state agencies to increase awareness of mental health services and referral options.
Served as part of an on-call emergency response team for crisis intervention within the facility.
Oversaw anger management, social skill development and mental health awareness programs.
Managed and restrained violent, potentially violent and suicidal clients.
Encouraged clients to get involved in social, recreational and other therapeutic activities to enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships.
Notified supervisor in cases involving potential domestic abuse and other family problems affecting clients' development.
Master of Public Administration: Leadership, August 2014 California State University Northridge - Northridge, CA
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology, August 2001 California State University Northridge - Northridge, CA
Sociology, 1991-1994 Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Peace Office Standards Training Certificate(P.O.S.T.) Juvenile Corrections Certificate Adult Field Services Core Certification Adult Probation System Certified Juvenile Probation System Certified