Effective January 1, 2020, SB978 requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and each local law enforcement agency to conspicuously post on their Internet Web sites all current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials that would otherwise be available to the public if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act.
Below are the available documents that encompass the Imperial County Probation Department’s standards, policies, operating procedures, practices, and training materials:
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On November 4, 2008, the People of the State of California approved Proposition 9, the Victims’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008:
(b) In order to preserve and protect a victim’s rights to justice and due process, a victim shall be entitled to the following rights:
In determining the amount of restitution, the sentencing court will often delegate to the County Probation Department the responsibility to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crime and the criminal history and record of the offender, and to prepare a probation report for the court. When a victim has sustained losses, the report also contains a recommendation as to the appropriate amount of restitution to be awarded to the victim.
The responsibility to order restitution is that of a judge. Although the judge may delegate to the probation officer or others the function of arriving at the stipulated level of restitution, it is the sole responsibility of the judge to order the amount in court.
Plea bargaining is a practice in which a defendant in a criminal case is permitted to plead guilty to a lesser charge, thereby receiving a lighter sentence than if found guilty on the more serious charge and saving the state the effort and expense of a trial. However, the court may order restitution on dismissed counts when the negotiated disposition includes a Harvey Waiver. The waiver may also encompass unfiled charges. When it does, the court may base a restitution order on the defendant’s uncharged offenses.
Below are links to additional services provided by other Imperial County agencies:
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed by Congress in 2003 and is the first Federal Law dealing with sexual abuse and sexual harassment in detention facilities (Public Law 108-79 and 42 USC 15601). PREA establishes a zero-tolerance standard against sexual assaults and rapes of incarcerated persons of any age. This makes the prevention of sexual assault in Imperial County Probation Department’s facility a top priority.
PREA sets a standard that protects the Eighth Amendment right (constitutional right prohibiting cruel or unusual punishment) of federal, state, and local youth offenders. It also increases collection of nationwide data on sexual misconduct and sexual assaults on confined persons. It increases accountability for administrators who fail to prevent, reduce, and punish sexual misconduct and sexual assaults.
PREA requires all Probation employees, vendors, contractors, volunteers and service providers who may have contact with youth detained in its facilities to be trained of their responsibilities under PREA requirements i.e., how to prevent, detect, and respond to any knowledge, suspicion, or reported incidents of sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment. PREA also requires that all Youth are provided training as to their right to be free from sexual abuse or sexual harassment, how to report any knowledge or suspicion of sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment in Probation’s juvenile facilities.
The Imperial County Probation Department is committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual abuse and sexual harassment of youth within their facilities by maintaining a zero tolerance for anyone engaged in any form of sexual abuse or sexual harassment of youth. In order to maintain a zero tolerance environment the Probation Department and Sure Helpline Crisis Center collaborate to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment by:
Note: Once have finished serving your term, your right to vote is restored, but you must re-register online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov or by filling out a paper voter registration card.
Additional details about the above information can be found in the link below:
California recently amended its laws regarding the limitation of a person’s right to vote based on his or her mental incompetence and conservatorship status. Specifically, Senate Bill (SB) 589 (Block, Chapter 736 of the Statutes of 2015) amended several sections of the Elections Code and the Probate Code related to the voting rights of persons subject to a conservatorship (conservatees). For additional information please click below:
To comply with the law and to be responsive to the community and other agencies, all complaints regarding an officer’s use of force or conduct will receive prompt attention and response according to departmental procedures.
Citizens may also request a printed Citizen Complaint Form from the front desk at the Probation Department’s Administration Building located at:
324 Applestill Road, El Centro, CA 92243
Citizen Complain Forms regarding the use of force by officers can be submitted in person or through mail, and should be addressed to the current Assistant Chief Probation Officer. Information to contact is below:
Elizabeth V. Sais
324 Applestill Road, El Centro, CA 92243
The Imperial County Probation Department welcomes your feedback regarding the updated Probation Website. Any feedback regarding the information displayed on the website can be sent to Chief Probation Officer Dan Prince (442) 265 – 2401