The San Diego County Trial Department celebrated the inauguration of a new Community Support Office in North Park on Tuesday. Chief Probation Officer Tamika Nelson told a crowd of more than 50 that the people working in the new building are committed to one mission: protecting public safety by guiding customers to rebuild their lives, their families and the communities in which they live. County Probation wants to provide services to customers, while balancing support and accountability.
The new office on Ohio Street was built with the contribution of the community and the support of neighbors. The building includes restoration services, a community meeting space, a demonstration kitchen for teaching culinary skills and a food cupboard.
Two works of art are visible from the entrance. “Sunflower” and “Moonflower” are paintings that reflect the core values of restorative justice: community, positive reinforcement, empowerment and inclusiveness. The artist, Perry Vasquez, and his family were there to celebrate their unveiling.
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