Deputy probation officers with the Santa Barbara County Probation Department on March 23 conducted countywide wellness checks of individuals on active probation, post release community supervision and pretrial supervision to ensure the safety and well-being of clients and their families.

A wellness check involves an assessment of the living environment and needs of the client under supervision and others residing in the home.

During the visits, wellness items were provided and included lunch totes, water bottles, calendars, notebooks and pens, socks and personal hygiene supplies.

Officers also ensured compliance with the terms and conditions of probation. In total, 38 homes were visited and 28 wellness packages were distributed; and families were provided information on resources available to meet a variety of needs.

The Santa Barbara County Probation Department supervises some 2,900 adults in the community. Deputy probation officers are committed to community safety as well as family wellness, and provide both accountability and opportunity to those they supervise.

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