Santa Barbara County Probation Department

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The Santa Barbara County Probation Department provides services for those placed on probation or detained in Santa Maria Juvenile Hall or Los Prietos Boys Camp within Santa Barbara County, California, USA. Tanja Heitman is the current Chief Probation Officer.


The department was established in 1909 following the enactment of California's first probation laws. After 106 years in service, there are currently 241 probation officers and juvenile institutions officers keeping tabs on 6,600 adults and 1,350 juveniles as of 2015.[1]



  1. ^ "Probation officers act as court's eyes and ears". 2007-07-15.

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