From the President

Founded in 1983 to create a voice in Sacramento for the issues and concerns of probation peace officers, SCOPO has grown into the number one resource for labor issues for the probation profession in the State of California. Current organization membership includes the voices of members from over 36 counties, made up of probation officers and juvenile corrections officers from throughout the state.

SCOPO is unique and is the leading organization when it comes to probation matters statewide pertaining to line staff. It is the only statewide organization representing probation line staff, and whose primary purpose is to advocate for their interests on legislative issues. SCOPO actively sponsors and supports legislation that is beneficial to probation peace officers. SCOPO screens criminal justice and labor related bills. SCOPO also serves as a statewide communication network to assist local members and organizations in compiling supporting research for contractual negotiations and labor related issues.

SCOPO’s Board of Directors is made up of two representatives from each member unit, with meetings four times a year at different locations throughout the state. The Board votes on legislative matters and political endorsements, and shares information on relevant issues affecting the individual units. Through this process each member organization gains an advantage when dealing with their local labor issues, and concerns.

Speakers are also scheduled who may be politicians, leaders in the field of probation or representatives of organizations, whose influence can benefit probation peace officers.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, and feel free to reach out to any executive board member with questions.


Jordan Richards
SCOPO President

Pressroom Upates

Man arrested after weapons, drugs found during probation search

January 28, 2020

Legal Issues

California's Police Decertification Bill Would Strip Probation Officers of Qualified Immunity

September 4, 2021


2019 Officers of the Year & Probation Hero Award Winner

SCOPO would like to recognize and congratulate Deputy Juvenile Corrections Officer II Juan Chavez as the Correctional Officer of the Year, Deputy Probation Officer Michael Sanders as  Probation Officer of the Year, and Probation Officer Melissa Terrill and Probation Officer Aubrey Wimberly as the Probation Hero Award Recipient.


Lorena Felix  is Our 2020 SCOPO Jim Frayne Scholarship Winner!

SCOPO would like to congratulate Lorena Felix on her selection for the State Coalition of Probation Organizations Jim Frayne Academic Scholarship. Lorena was selected by SCOPO as this years award recipient that is given yearly. Lorena is the daughter of member Sandra Lopez and Juan Carlos Felix. Congratulations Lorena on receiving the SCOPO Jim Frayne Scholarship!


In the Line

On Friday, April 30, 2021, DSO Wall was responding to an incident at Central Juvenile Hall when he went into cardiac arrest. Probation employees and Juvenile Court Health Services employees rushed to his aid and began CPR. He was transported to the hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and subsequently passed away.

Last SCOPO Meeting

SCOPO Meeting

September 2021

San Francisco County

Next SCOPO Meeting


December 2021

Southern California, TBD