Thursday, March 26, 2009

press conference FRIDAY: Probation program to improve school attendance/academic achievement

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES PROBATION DEPARTMENT 9150 E. IMPERIAL HIGHWAY - DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA 90242 “Enhance Public Safety, Ensure Victims’ Rights, and Effect Positive Probationer Behavioral Change” Robert B. Taylor CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER NEWS ADVISORY CONTACT: Kerri Webb, Public Information Officer (562) 315-3388 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2009 Probation Program Targets

Youth Probationers and At-Risk Minors

WHO: Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 3rd District;

Robert Taylor, Chief Probation Officer, Los Angeles County Probation Dept.;

Captain Joe Curreri, LAPD Foothill Division

Leroy Chase, Director, Boys and Girls Club of San Fernando Valley

Father John Lasseigne, Mary Immaculate Church of Pacoima

Veronica Arreguin, Principal, Maclay Middle School

Sue Lepisto, Principal, Panorama High School


WHAT: Unveil a new school/community program aimed at reducing recidivism,

improving academic achievement, and increasing student attendance in San Fernando Valley-area schools. In the program Probation Officers will be placed inside three high schools and one middle school as it targets youth probationers and at-risk minors age 13-18 years old. It also includes a faith-based component in efforts to strengthen parenting skills at home.


WHEN: Friday, March 27, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.


WHERE: Boys and Girls Club of San Fernando Valley

11251 Glenoaks Blvd.

Pacoima, CA 91331

(818) 896-5261

Thomas Guide Page 502 (E-2)

For more information contact Public Information Officer Kerri Webb at (562) 315-3388

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