Lake County Probation Awarded $220,638 Grant to Establish Mobile Service Center
Mobile Service Vehicle Will Provide Unhoused Probation Clients Greater Access to Supports
An important message from the Lake County Probation Department.
LAKE COUNTY, CA (April 26, 2023) — We are very pleased to announce, the Lake County Probation Department was recently awarded a $220,638 grant to establish a Mobile Probation Service Center.
This will facilitate purchase of a vehicle to provide unhoused Probation clients access to all services, including remote court appearances, probation programs, check-ins with their officers, and access to service providers and partner agencies. The Probation team will use this tool to reduce technical violations and decrease recidivism.
“Currently, approximately twenty-five percent of those on high-risk probation in Lake County are unhoused,” notes Wendy Mondfrans, Chief Probation Officer. “The Mobile Service Center will allow us to more effectively work with partners to meet the needs of those we serve, and help them successfully complete probation. This will support critical public safety priorities, while ensuring more equitable access to available supports.
Funding for the Mobile Service Center stems from Assembly Bill 178, which established a competitive grant program to allow county Probation Departments to purchase vehicles and telecommunications and other associated equipment to assist those on probation, with particular emphasis on supporting unhoused individuals struggling to meet probation requirements.
Mondfrans emphasizes, “We are very excited to better serve people on probation and Lake County’s communities with our Mobile Service Center, and grateful for the State of California’s support!”
Further questions can be directed to the Probation Department, at (707) 262-4285.