Mission, Vision, Principle Statement

Our Mission

To support and restore communities by providing compassionate supervision and accountability to justice-involved youth and adults, and provide preventive and rehabilitative services through evidence-based practices and collaborative partnerships.

Our Vision

The Alameda County Probation Department is committed to making our communities the safest in the nation.

Our Guiding Principles

We are committed to being an organization that:
  • empowers staff and promotes respectful, forthright communication;
  • engages collaboratively with our stakeholders and the community;
  • promotes diversity and cultural awareness;
  • embodies integrity and ethical conduct;
  • uses research and data to inform practice;
  • provides gender-responsive and trauma-informed care;
  • strives for continuous process improvements through innovation driven by performance-based operations; and
  • honors the belief that people can change

Leadership

Marcus Dawal
Interim Chief Probation Officer
Brian Ford. Acting Assistant Cheif Probation Officer
Brian K. Ford
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Juvenile Field Services
Karen Baker Assistant Chief Probation Officer
Karen Baker
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Administration
Adrienne Chambers
Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Juvenile Field Services
Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Juvenile Field Services
Kelly Mitchell
Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Adult Field Services
Ian Long, Deputy Chief Probation Officer
Ian Long
Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Juvenile Facilities