Contracted School Programs

Safe Schools/Healthy Students

Through the Safe Schools/Healthy Students federal grant, the Probation Department is able to collaborate with school districts that have secured this three to four year grant. The assigned Probation Officer is housed at the school site and assists the school district in identifying high risk students; facilitating evidence based groups; participates in Multidisciplinary meetings, assists with truancy, drug prevention, and school violence prevention. Schools currently awarded this grant include Lamont School District and the Standard/Beardsley School District.

Bakersfield City School District Truancy Reduction Program

The Truancy Officer works under contract for the Bakersfield City School District to provide Truancy Prevention and Reduction Programs for students and families within the Bakersfield City School District boundaries. The Truancy Officer conducts conferences, develops a plan to assist with truancy, monitors truancy contracts, refers students and families to outside agencies for assistance, refers to and assists with the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB), makes home calls and issues truancy citations.