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California Probation Officer Fact Sheet

Though Probation Officers may overlook community college as a viable option for the individuals under their supervision due to lack of finances, housing, or college readiness, the California Community system offers a wide variety of resources to remedy these concerns. Probation Officers who are well-informed of the resources including fee waivers, academic tutoring, and financial aid, can better guide the individuals under their supervision toward a brighter educational future and away from recidivism. This fact sheet serves as a guide for Probation Officers seeking to learn more about programs that exist to support formerly incarcerated students, questions they might ask the individuals under their supervision to inspire enrollment, and other practical tips for positive and encouraging interactions with current and prospective students on probation.