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Board of Supervisors Approves Pursuit of Probation Substance Abuse Treatment Program

03/16/21

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a program to launch a residential drug and alcohol treatment program to aid adult reentry and prevent a return to being incarcerated. 

Chair Nathan Fletcher, who called for a Board Conference on the future of Probation and Juvenile Justice in San Diego County, after the vote this morning released the following statement:

“Today’s action to support the substance abuse treatment program was the right decision,” said Chair Fletcher. “It reinforces the commitment we made in February to invest in probation and juvenile justice initiatives that help remove barriers to reentry. I am rooting for all those who go through the program to become productive citizens again.”

Other actions approved by the Board of Supervisors included calling the future residential center for youth probation the “Youth Transition Campus” and best practice training for staff in support of the Probation Department’s transition from a correctional and compliance-based model to a positive youth development philosophy. These actions reinforce the posture the Board wanted after its Board conference in February.