Thursday, June 16
9 -10:15 a.m. PDT
The Use of Minimum Probation Conditions
The publication, The Role of the Judge in Transforming Juvenile Probation: A Toolkit for Leadership sets forth using minimum conditions as an important practice change to transform probation so that is more effective and appropriate with young people. In this webinar, Judge Susan Ashley, Deputy Administrative Judge for New Hampshire Circuit Court, and Chief Probation Officer Tim Wires, with Stark Co. Ohio Probation, will share their experiences in helping staff in their respective jurisdictions with the process of changing philosophy, organizational culture, and practice in order to shift probation supervision and the use of probation conditions away from being compliance- and surveillance-oriented to supporting both positive youth development and community safety. Participants will learn about how these leaders are using some of the steps, strategies, and tools included in the Toolkit to implement change.
Please also plan to attend the other webinars in this series:
July 14, 10-11:15 a.m. PDT
Alternatives to Detention as Responses to Technical Violation
with Tabatha Wilburn, Division Chief of Investigations/Supervision/Special Projects for San Diego County, CA Probation
August 11, 10-11:15 a.m. PDT
Probation as a Disposition for Youths with Serious Offense Histories
with Judge Sheila Calloway and Kelly Gray, Chief Probation Officer, Juvenile Court of Metropolitan Nashville & Davidson Co., TN
Webinar Series Faculty
Hon. Susan Ashley
Judge Susan W. Ashley has presided over family and district court cases since 2007, and was appointed Deputy Administrative Judge for New Hampshire Circuit Court in September 2019. She is the Lead Judge for the New Hampshire Model Court Project, a multidisciplinary collaboration among the Circuit Court, the Division for Children, Youth and Families, CASA of New Hampshire, parent attorneys, the Judicial Council and the New Hampshire Court Improvement Project, which develops best practices for child protection cases. Judge Ashley is a member of New Hampshire’s Juvenile Justice Transformation Team (JJ Transformation Team), that completed Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Certificate Program in November 2019. The JJ Transformation Team is in the process of implementing its Capstone Project, which includes revisions to the rules of juvenile probation and the establishment of a statewide juvenile strengths and needs assessment, to evaluate whether youth who interact with law enforcement need to be petitioned to court or can instead receive other services/diversion and avoid court involvement. Judge Ashley also presides over Mental Health Court in the 7th Circuit Court, and is a member of various committees or commissions in child-related matters.
Chief Probation Officer Tim Wires
Tim Wires has worked for Stark County Family Court for 18 years. He currently serves as the Chief of Probation. In addition to his leadership and service in the county’s probation department, Mr. Wires has maintained a commission with the Stark County Sheriff’s Office since June of 2006. He has also been an instructor of Defensive Tactics, Search and Seizure, and Verbal Defense and Influence with the Supreme Court of Ohio since 2007. Mr. Wires served on the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force from April of 2015 until July of 2021 and received the Purple Heart from U.S. Marshall’s Office, the Medal of Honor from the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, and the Medal of Valor by the Stark Co. Sheriff’s Office for actions above and beyond the call of duty. Mr. Wires is also a certified Life Coach.