August 2021 District 3 Newsletter

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Placer County District 3 Newsletter

August 2021

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This month I want to provide you with information about some of the great programs and services that are provided by our Placer County Probation Department.

One of their successful programs is the Placer Re-Entry Program (PREP). PREP works in partnership with probation, parole, and the court to meet the re-entry needs of Placer County residents who need training to assist them in successfully returning to their communities with both life and work skills.

Clients are called for an intake appointment to assess their risk, needs and conditions of their probation or parole. Factoring in assessment outcomes, supervision and court mandates, and client goals, participants receive an individualized case plan that determines the duration of their program.

Based on the individual case plan, clients are enrolled in classes and referred to outside agencies to meet their unique needs. Clients are scheduled for weekly one-on-one appointments with their transition specialist to monitor the progress of their case plan, and program attendance is monitored daily and reported to the supervising officer.

PREP has also had great success in its partnership with the Northern California Construction Training Program (NCCT). NCCT is a building trades pre-apprentice program that seeks to prepare and place PREP clients into the various apprenticeships in the construction trades. Graduates of this program develop critical new skills that allow them to quickly find work that pays a sustainable living wage and provides the opportunity for a lifelong career. In March 2021 the Probation Department also created an Adult Work Release Mobile Crew. Inmates worked on various projects throughout the county, such as:

  • Extensive litter removal around various sites on the Dewitt Campus and South Placer Justice Center (SPJC)
  • Placement of bark around vegetation in various areas on the Dewitt Campus and SPJC county buildings
  • Performing trail maintenance at Hidden Falls Regional Park and Bear River Park and Campground Performed litter removal at Park and Rides along I-80
  • Assisting City of Colfax staff with brush removal
  • Performing clean up at the Gold Run Historic Cemetery
  • Assisting Placer County parks in building an auxiliary parking lot at Dry Creek Park
  • Partnering with the Western States Trail Foundation to assist with trail maintenance, building staging areas, and helping to create campsites for the Tevis Cup held on July 24, 2021. These projects were spread out between Auburn, Foresthill, Michigan Bluff, Robinson Flat, and Tahoe
  • Partnering with North Tahoe Public Utility District (PUD) to assist with Beach Restoration after tractor work caused damage near the North Tahoe Event Center
  • Performing clean up after the City of Colfax July 3rd Fireworks event
  • Partnering with both Roseville and Auburn Fairgrounds to assist with event set up and clean up
  • Assisting Placer County Parks staff in clearing an irrigation ditch near Hidden Falls Regional Park

Additionally, in the next few weeks, the Probation Department will be starting a new pilot program to allow Adult Work Release Crews to partner with the Resource Conservation District (RCD) assisting staff on the Chipper program in helping residents reduce green waste on their property.

These programs that provide individuals with life and job skills are examples of Placer County’s efforts to reduce recidivism in our criminal justice system.

Warm Regards,

Supervisor Jim Holmes

Placer County Takes Regional Approach to Respond to Homelessness


The Placer County Board of Supervisors has hired an expert firm in the field of homelessness and cross-sector planning to assist with developing best practices for working with the homeless population in the county. Learn more...

Placer County’s Whistleblower Hotline Goes Public


Placer County’s whistleblower hotline is now available to the community, empowering residents to help ensure the county continues to uphold the highest level of public service accountability.  Learn more...

Keep History Alive: Volunteer at Placer County Museums

bernhard museum

The Placer County Museums Division is recruiting volunteers to join the ranks of the county’s amazing museum volunteers, docents and team members. Learn more...

Placer County Signing Ceremony Commemorates Historic Conservation Program

PCCP signing ceremony

The long-awaited Placer County Conservation Program was commemorated today at a signing ceremony in Lincoln, California, marking the approval of the historic plan. Learn more...

CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Technical Rescue Team Continues Training

rope rescue drill

The CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Technical Rescue Team performs multiple rescues every month. The specialized skills and equipment needed to perform these rescues requires continuous training. The Technical Rescue Team (TRT) recently performed various drills where the team was able to take the techniques learned in trainings and apply those skills to a "real life" training scenario. These drills integrate the pressures of what a rugged environment and injured victims create. Check out a video of a rope rescue drill here.

Health and Human Services Facility Design Build Overview


Placer County is preparing to build a long-overdue new Health and Human Services facility to replace World War II era barracks that are still in use at the Placer County Government Center. Check out the building renderings in the following video.

Sustainable Living Starts With Shopping Local

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Ortega Family Farm, located at 3557 Delmar Ave. in Loomis, offers locally grown fruits and vegetables in their stall at the farmers market.

With the hot days of summer upon us in full force, taking advantage of the cool mornings is more important than ever. There’s no better way to beat the heat than supporting local agriculture by visiting one of the farmers markets that take place in Placer County every week. On Wednesday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon, residents can visit the market at Sun City Lincoln Hills, which is open through November 17th, and on Thursdays you can find a market at Fowler Ranch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., open through October 7th. From fruits and vegetables to nuts, breads, oils, honey, jams, and so much more, there is no better way to support local farmers and practice sustainable living than shopping at your local farmers markets. Learn more about farmers markets in your area here.

Submitted by District 3 Intern Anne Lillis

Placer County Information Technology Places 4th nationally

PC IT fourth place nationally

Placer County Information Technology placed fourth nationally in the 250,000-499,999 population category in the 19th annual digital Counties Survey. This is the third consecutive year Placer has finished in the top four (2019 3rd, 2020 4th)!


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Learn more about the Board of Supervisors, including information on upcoming Board of Supervisors meetings.

Learn more about Supervisor Jim Holmes. 


District 3 Municipal Advisory Councils (MAC's)

North Auburn MAC
September 14, 2021 (Virtual)
6:00 PM

Newcastle/Ophir MAC
September 16, 2021 (Virtual)
7:00 PM

Horseshoe Bar/Penryn MAC
September 28, 2021 (Virtual)
6:00 PM 

Please check our online MAC meeting calendar or contact the Board of Supervisors Office at (530)889-4010 for updated information on  meetings.


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