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Webinar - Alternatives to Detention as Responses to Technical Violations

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Thursday,  July 14

10 -11:15 a.m. PDT

Alternatives to Detention as Responses to Technical Violations

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, Tabatha Wilburn, Deputy Chief Probation Officer for San Diego County CA Probation, will share her experiences helping probation staff and judges in her jurisdiction revise their detention criteria and decision tools, strengthen connections to community activities for youth, and increase communication between the judges and probation staff. These practice changes help to shift probation supervision away from being compliance- and surveillance-oriented to supporting both positive youth development and community safety.

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Please also plan to attend the next webinar in this series:

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

Tabitha WilburnTabatha Wilburn is a Deputy Chief Probation Officer with the County of San Diego. Ms. Wilburn has been employed with the San Diego County Probation Department for over 20 years. She has been assigned to both adult and juvenile divisions, with much of her service being juvenile focused. Ms. Wilburn has had diverse probation assignments that include working with youth clients in juvenile facilities and also in placement for dual youth, working in investigations, supervision, and drug court units, and serving as a probation department trainer. She has managed adult clients assigned to post release community supervision, mandatory supervision, investigations, behavioral health supervision, and federal court proceedings.

Ms. Wilburn is active in her community and participates in community engagement events.  She believes working with youth is not by default but rather by design, as shaping future generations and instilling hope is her passion and calling.

Prior to joining the San Diego County Probation Department, Ms. Wilburn served in both the United States Army and the Marine Corps.  She was a police officer in Georgia and worked for the Dekalb County Police Department for four years.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and a Master of Science in Public Administration from National University.