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Press Release
County of Orange Seal COUNTY OF ORANGE

March 21, 2000
Contact: Rod Speer
(714) 569-2163
Governor Appoints OC Chief Probation Officer to California Board of Corrections
SANTA ANA – Orange County’s Chief Probation Officer, John B. Robinson, has been appointed to the state Board of Corrections by Governor Gray Davis.

The appointment was effective March 15, but requires confirmation by the state Senate. Ten of the Board’s 13 members are appointed by the governor, while the remaining three are set by state statute. Members do not receive a salary.

Mr. Robinson, 49, has worked for the Orange County Probation Department for 27 years in a wide variety of positions. He served as a Chief Deputy Probation Officer for 11 years until he was named as Chief Probation Officer last November, replacing long-time Chief Probation Officer Michael Schumacher.

An Anaheim resident, Mr. Robinson is a member of the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) and the California Peace Officer Association (CPOA). He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton.

Established in 1944, the California Board of Corrections works with city and county officials to maintain statewide standards for the construction and operation of local jails, juvenile halls, and camps for juvenile offenders. The Board also maintains standards for hiring and training the staff who work in those detention facilities and elsewhere in local corrections and probation.

In addition, the Board of Corrections disburses training funds to criminal justice agencies, conducts special studies on public safety statewide, and administers grant funds for jail and juvenile detention construction projects and juvenile delinquency programming. The Board meets every other month.