County probation expands treatment program

Adds two new officers, 20 more participants

Two probation officers and additional alcohol and drug treatment services will be coming to the Butte County Probation Department to support its Male Community Reentry Program.

It has existed since June 2017, and provides adult probationers with rehabilitative treatment and services with the goal of reducing crime and recidivism. Participants also complete anger management, parenting and job training courses.

So far, 101 probationers have participated and 68 have graduated, with 44 gaining employment and 653 hours of community service completed, according to a press release. Only two have committed a felony post-graduation.

Twenty more participants will be able to enroll in the program, funded by $339,300 from the state and approved by the Butte County Board of Supervisors Tuesday (Feb. 13).