Additional Training / Experience / Community Work.
2009 - Co-presented a probation informational session to female inmates at Ventura County Jail; 2010 - Completed Crisis Intervention Training with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department (CIT); 2011- Attended Inter-site training for Juvenile Drug Courts/"Reclaiming Futures" grant in Kansas City, MO; 2012 - Co-facilitated the "Juvenile Case Management" class; Completed facilitator training for "Thinking for a Change;" Defensive Arming Program and PC 832 The 85th Annual CPPCA Training Conference; 2017- Interview panel participant for LPA I/II; Recipient/member of Team of the Year at the Employee Awards; Co-facilitated a presentation on the Ventura County Probation Agency at Moorpark College; Child Family Team Meeting (CFT) and Commercially Sexually Exploited Child (CSEC) Training and team meeting facilitation.
2013/2014/2016/2017-Core Instructor for Adult and Juvenile Probation Criminal Justice System and Process;Evidenced Based Practices; Legal Liability; Legal Foundation and Confidentiality and Release of Information; 2011/2015 - Participated in "Tip a Cop" event (for Special Olympics); 2017- Nyeland Acres Toy Giveaway.
Probation Officer | Ventura County Probation Agency | Ventura, CA
Prior to becoming employed with the Ventura County Probation Agency, I completed 300 hundred internship hours working in the community in the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health field.
To fulfill the educational requirements for my undergraduate degree, I completed extensive course work in Case Management, Interviewing, Ethics, Communication Skills, Technology in Human Services, Child/Adult and Family Development, Research and Statistics for the Social Sciences, Professional Development, Cultural Diversity and Special Populations, Dependency and Addictions, Advocacy and Mediation, Program Design and Proposal Writing, Community Organizations, Mental Health and Crisis Intervention and Working with Groups.
As a , I fostered relationships with judges, public defenders, district attorneys, therapists, schools and several community based organizations.
I worked with both juveniles and adults; each of the assignments required: completion of an intake, assessments, field work, case management, referrals to services, testing probationers for the presence of alcohol and/or controlled substances, preparing court reports and facilitating arrests as necessary.
I was also assigned to both the juvenile drug court and the mental health court.
September 2012-CurrentSenior Deputy Probation OfficerVentura County Probation |
there have been as many as twelve probation officers under my supervision.
I am responsible for reading and reviewing violation reports, training new officers, preparing and completing performance reviews, authorizing and overseeing arrests, conferencing cases and appearing in court as the court officer when necessary.
I have also compiled data and prepared monthly statistics, calibrated alco-sensors, maintained the evidence locker, ordered field supplies for all five adult units, monitored an in-custody caseload, prepared Interstate Compact requests/progress reports, and served as the Domestic Violence Court Officer as needed.
My current assignment requires that I appear in court, as well as conference, review, edit and approve court investigations reports.
I also complete memorandums, and I am the coordinator for psychological evaluations.
I regularly review Title IV-E documents and review and approve case plans.
I also attend, coordinate and facilitate meetings with the court stakeholders.
I am a trained to facilitate Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings and Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) CFT meetings.
I also am trained to complete the CSE-IT assessment.
I have collaborated with several organizations within the Ventura County community such as: The Coalition, Interface Child and Family Services, Cornerstone, Intervention Institute, the Ventura County Alcohol and Drug Program, the Drinking Driver Program, Child/Adult Protective Services, the Human Services Agency, the Ventura County Behavioral Health Agency, Telecare, the Boys and Girls Club, and the TAY (Transitional Age Youth) Tunnel.
I have also completed Instructor Development training, Crisis Intervention training, "Thinking for a Change" training, I have a completed a Career Enhancement Academy (CEA), and I am also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
I monitor employee performance and have completed performance reviews, participated in several committees, and I am a Ventura County Probation Agency Core and CEA instructor.
I consistently work in conjunction with my immediate supervisor to impose and update policies and procedures.
I have also implemented several new methods to enhance daily office operations and streamline effectiveness.
October 2006-September 2012Deputy Probation OfficerVentura County Probation Agency |
July 2005-October 2006Student WorkerVentura County Probation Agency |
Senior Deputy Probation Officer with over 12 years of criminal justice/social work experience with adults, juveniles and their families. My areas of expertise are: working with clients using Evidenced Based Practices, case and program management, collaborating with different agencies and community based organizations, engaging stakeholders, supervising employees, and unit/office management. Qualifications Report Writing / Editing Project Maintenance Multi-Task Management Conflict Resolution Verbal Skills Case Management Organization Interviewing/Evaluating Collaboration Time Management Class Instruction Program Assessment Group Facilitation Statistics Performance Evaluations Advocacy
2006Bachelor of Science Master of Arts: Human Services PsychologyCSUN/University of Phoenix Pepperdine UniversityHuman Services Psychology
1995Associate of Arts: Liberal StudiesOxnard CollegeLiberal Studies Dean's List
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