Joe Frontella, superintendent of juvenile hall for the San Benito County Probation Department, was elected this week as the Central Region chair of the California Association of Probation Institutions Administrators (CAPIA).
There are three regions in CAPIA: Northern, Central, and Southern. As the Central Region chair, Frontella will represent probation institutions in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne counties in CAPIA’s work with the Chief Probation Officers of California.
Frontella, in a press release, said, “I am excited to be placed in a leadership role for the Central California CAPIA region. The fact that my peers selected me to represent their collective interest at the state level is a true honor."
"This is a mark of distinction for the county, and sincere recognition of Mr. Frontella’s knowledge, expertise, and leadership in the field of Probation,” said San Benito County Chief Probation Officer R. Ted Baraan, “It is an honor to have him as part of our team.”
The mission of the San Benito County Probation Department is to protect the community, provide services to the court, and assist clients to change criminal behavior. This includes monitoring and enforcement of court orders and conditions of supervision, as well as operation of juvenile justice custody facilities.
For more information about CAPIA or probation services in the State of California, visit the Chief Probation Officers of California website.