PALM DESERT – Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez is shining a spotlight on the Riverside County Probation Department to inform local organizations and residents of the community-based rehabilitation programs available to reduce recidivism.

Innovative programs and services that put people on the path to success will be the focus of the inaugural Adult Justice System Symposium set for Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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 Drive.

“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,” Perez said in a prepared statement. “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 … towards building stronger community collaboratives.”

Attendees can RSVP by contacting one of the following by phone or email:

Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the Fourth District is the largest geographical district in the county.



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