September 19, 2018
Author: Barbara Fenton
BARBARA FENTON is a 30-year veteran of the criminal justice field. After serving in progressive positions with the Sacramento County (Calif.) Probation Department, she became a Criminal Justice Specialist for the California Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning. Later, as a Field Representative for the California Board of State and Community Corrections, Barbara’s responsibilities included inspecting local adult and juvenile detention facilities throughout the state, facilitating California Title 15 and 24 regulations revisions, analyzing staffing, assessing and facilitating California’s compliance with the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act core protections as the state liaison, and evaluating and providing training for probation officers and local corrections personnel. Following retirement from public service, Barbara became involved in the development of the Lexipol’s Juvenile Detention Facility policy manuals.