Tulare County Probation Department

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MJJCC Subcommittee

With the passage of the Juvenile Justice Realignment - SB823, a subcommittee of the MJJCC was created which shall be composed of the chief probation officer, as chair, and one representative each from the district attorney’s office, the public defender’s office, the department of social services, the department of mental health, the county office of education or a school district, and a representative from the court. The subcommittee shall also include no fewer than three community members who shall be defined as individuals who have experience providing community-based youth services, youth justice advocates with expertise and knowledge of the juvenile justice system, or have been directly involved in the juvenile justice system. 

The committee is charged with the development of a plan describing the facilities, programs, placements, services, supervision, and reentry strategies that are needed to provide appropriate rehabilitation and supervision services for the population described in subdivision (b) of Section 1990.

Meeting Information: The next SB 823 Subcommittee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 12:15 PM. Meetings are about an hour long. Click here to join the meeting via Teams (Meeting ID: 243 555 625 863 Passcode: N4Hmhc). 


Kelly M. Vernon, Chief Probation Officer (Chair), Tulare County Probation Department

Hon. Judge John Bianco, Presiding Judge of the Tulare County Juvenile Court

Hon. Sylvia Hanna, Judge, Tulare County Courts

Joseph Andrade, Court Schools Principal

Kirk Davis, Assistant District Attorney, District Attorney's Office

Ron Westphal, Assistant Public Defender, Public Defender's Office

Vacant, Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Joseph L. Hamilton, Mental Health Clinic Administrator, Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Adam Peck, Executive Director, Workforce Investment Board (WIB)

Mary Escarsega-Fechner, Executive Director, Community Services Employment Training (CSET)

Galen Quenzer, CEO, Boys and Girls Club of the Sequoias

For information regarding meetings please contact Gina Rizza at (559) 608-9035