On July 14, 2022, the National Council of Juvenile and Family court Judges (NCJFCJ) held a webinar with Tabatha Wilburn, Deputy Chief Probation Officer for San Diego County, CA. Sharing 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.
The NCJFCJ 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. Tabatha Wilburn, along with other speakers within this webinar series, will be sourcing and utilizing this new publication or toolkit throughout their discussion.