Probation Department Oversight
On October 1, 2019, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors created the Probation Oversight Commission and granted the Office of Inspector General an investigatory role to enhance oversight of the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
The Office of Inspector General provides independent and comprehensive oversight, monitoring, and reporting of the Los Angeles County Probation Department (Probation Department) which is comprised of approximately 6,500 staff members who work in more than fifty facilities across the county. Probation Department supervises approximately 80,000 people who are currently on probation, including adults, youth, and state parolees. Included in its supervision are two juvenile halls, five youth camps, and a secured residential facility that provides enhanced mental health services for youth, making it the largest probation department in the nation. The Office of Inspector General is committed to safeguarding the integrity of the "probation" system by ensuring compliance with Probation Department policies and best practices and providing recommendations for improvements.