Tulare County Probation Department

Making a Difference in our Community!

Community Corrections Partnership (CCP)

In 2011, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 109 and AB 117, hereafter referred to as Realignment, which made “fundamental changes to California’s correctional system to stop the costly, ineffective and unsafe "revolving door" of lower-level offenders and parole violators through our state prisons” (excerpt from Governor’s Press Release, April 5, 2011).


  • shifted responsibility for all sentenced non-violent, non-serious, non-sex offenders from state to local jurisdictions;
  • established Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS);
  • changed the parole revocation process;
  • tasked Community Corrections Partnerships (CCPs) with planning for the change and implementing the local plans; and
  • gave local law enforcement the right and the ability to manage offenders in smarter and cost-effective ways.


Kelly M. Vernon, Chief Probation Officer

Mike Boudreaux, Sheriff-Coroner, TCSO
Stephanie Cameron, CEO, Tulare County Superior Court
Jason Salazar, Chief of Police, City of Visalia
Tim Ward, District Attorney 
Donna Ortiz, Director, Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency
Erin Brooks, Public Defender

Jason T. Britt, County Administrative Officer
Mary Escarsega-Fechner, Executive Director, C-SET Inc.
Mark Gist, Assistant Sheriff, Tulare County Sheriff's Office
Sherry Pacillas, Director of Court Operations
Adam Peck, Director, Workforce Investment Board
Dan Underwood, Assistant District Attorney
Tim Hire, Superintendent, Tulare County Office of Education
Tim, Rote, Assistant Public Defender

For information regarding meetings please contact Amy Story at (559) 608-9035