The Santa Barbara County Probation Department on June 11 conducted Operation Safe at Home, a countywide wellness checks on active probation, post release community supervision and pre-trial clients.
The operation focused on domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and other situations where children or vulnerable adults were likely living in the home. The operation covered the Santa Maria, Orcutt, Lompoc, Santa Barbara and Goleta areas.
Operation Safe at Home, was one of a series of events the Probation Department has completed during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety and well-being of clients under supervision, as well their families or others living within the same residence.
Primary objectives include: assessing the living environments and needs of clients and/or family members; providing information on probation and community resources; and ensuring client compliance with their terms and conditions of probation to deter future criminal activity and reduce recidivism.
Wellness items were provided to each family and children in the home. The wellness bags included hand sanitizer, first-aid kits, sunscreen, water bottles, and brochures for resources available in the community and at the Probation Department.
Summer-themed wellness bags distributed to children in sand buckets included sand toys, glow sticks, Play-Dough, bubble wands, game cards, and a magic towel.
Sixteen deputy probation officers participated in this successful countywide operation. A total of 34 locations were visited, 26 contacts were completed, and 55 family and child wellness bags were delivered. No major violations were observed and no arrests were made.
For more about the Santa Barbara County Probation Department, visit www.sbprobation.org.