From the President
Good Morning All SCOPO Members and Associates,
It is truly an honor to represent our members as the new SCOPO President. I am grateful for the overwhelming support of this great organization. First and foremost I would like to thank former President Jordan Richards for his guidance and years of leadership. Secondly, I would like to thank the current board members, Francisco Ochoa, Greg Stuber, Kris Acebo, and newly elected Veronica Limon for their support and continued dedication to our members. It is a privilege to have such great people on this board who are willing to continue our progress at the State Capitol. I believe 2024 is going to bring some unique challenges for us as we continue to confront Juvenile Justice Reform and DJJ Realignment issues. Adding to this, the state is faced with a 68 billion dollar deficit, which may present financial struggles for our profession. These issues, amongst others, are the reason why we must continue to advocate and educate our State Legislators on the importance of Probation in our communities. Members of your SCOPO E-Board have already begun meeting with legislators this year to continue educating them about our profession. SCOPO is dedicated to ensuring its members the best possible representation of probation is being portrayed at the State Capitol.
I would also like to thank SCOPO’s legislative advocate, Alberto Torrico, and general counsel Christopher Miller. Alberto has lead the way and opened many doors for us with various legislators. He truly is the best in the business, and SCOPO would definitely not be what it is today without his assistance. Christopher Miller’s years of knowledge and experience has without a doubt assisted SCOPO navigate through some tough times. In addition, I would like to thank all of you who continue to advocate in your individual counties. The relationships you have formed at your local level have allowed us to continue moving forward at the State Capitol. As SCOPO president, I look forward to a great term and will do my best to represent Probation.
State Coalition of Probation Organization
SCOPO Legislator of the Year
SCOPO honord Senator Anthony Portantino, as the 2021 Legislator of The Year. Senator Portantino was presented with this prestigous award and we thank him for all his hard work.