Probation Administration

  1. EsaEhmen-Krause

    Esa Ehmen-Krause

    Chief Probation Officer
    Phone: (925) 313-4188

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Who We Are                                              What We Do

Melvin Russell
Assistant Chief Probation Officer
925-313-4149
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Deborah Caldwell
Executive Secretary
925-313-4188
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  • Responsible for day to day administration of all Department programs and operations
  • Assumes all Department responsibilities and duties in the absence of the Chief
  • Executive Secretary to the Chief
  • Payroll and Personnel

Danielle Fokkema
Chief of Administrative Services
925-313-4195
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  • Financial Administration
  • Contract Administration
  • Purchasing

Field Services

Ed Randle
Probation Director, Field Services
925-313-4199
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  • Day to day administration of services at field offices (Martinez, Antioch and Richmond)
  • Administration includes Juvenile and Criminal Court matters, investigation and report preparation, case management and supervision of individuals in the community

Kira Faulkner
Probation Manager - East County
925-431-1695
Email Kira Faulkner

  • Antioch Field Office Operations
  • East  County Adult and Juvenile Supervision
  • East County TAY Supervision
  • Adult Domestic Violence, Sex offender, and DUI 
  • Reimagining Justice Subcommittee

Genny Maloney
Probation Manager - West County
510-942-3430
Email Genny Maloney

  • Richmond Field Office Operations
  • West County Adult Supervision
  • West and Central County Juvenile Supervision
  • West and Central County TAY
  • Countywide Auto Theft Supervision
  • Peer Support
  • Employee Recognition Chair
  • 1203.9 PC Adult Jurisdictional Transfer
  • JJCC Data and Services Subcommittee

Kiki Williams
Probation Manager - Central County
925-313-4196
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  • Juvenile Investigations and Court Officers
  • Administration of Thinking for a Change – field services
  • Juvenile Foster Care and Extended Foster care
  • Adult Felony Investigations
  • JJCC Prevention, Intervention and Community Outreach Subcommittee 

Yuri Secoquian
Probation Manager - Central County
925-313-4036
Email Yuri Secoquian

  • Central County Adult Supervision
  • Pretrial Services
  • AB109/PRCS Supervision
  • Risk Assessment Administrator

Staff Development and Professional Services Bureau

Michael Newton
Probation Director, Staff Development and Training
925-957-5381
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  • Development, oversight and administration of Bureau activities in Staff Development and Professional Services
  • Training 
  • Labor and Personnel
  • Policy
  • Case Management System
  • Information Technology

Jeff Waters
Probation Manager - Central County
925-957-5386
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  • Department Personnel Manager
  • CLETS Coordinator
  • Custodian of Records
  • Department Safety Coordinator
  • Combined Charities Coordinator

Krista Knapp
Probation Manager - Central County
925-957-5382
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  • Training
  • Legislative Analysis
  • Special Projects
  • Range Master

Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility


John Ebrahimi
Probation Director
Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility (OAYRF)
925-431-8090
Email John Ebrahimi

  • Day to day administration of all facility programs and operations.
  • Development and implementation of policy and procedure
  • Staff training
  • Administration of compliance with Title 15 and Title 24 regulations
  • Facility tours and presentations

Dan Huovinen
Probation Manager
Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility (OAYRF)
925-431-8095
Email Dan Huovinen

  • In the absence of the Director, day to day administration of all facility programs and operations
  • Juvenile Reentry Services coordinator
  • OAYRF graduate field supervision
  • Screening for OAYRF commitment recommendations
  • Evidence based practices implementation and programming at the OAYRF
  • Behavior Management System

John A. Davis Juvenile Hall

John Ebrahimi
Probation Director, Juvenile Hall
925-957-2710
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  • Day to day administration of all facility programs and operations.
  • Development and implementation of policy and procedure
  • Staff training
  • Administration of compliance with Title 15 and Title 24 regulations
  • Juvenile Hall Auxiliary Board Member
  • Facility tours and presentations

Malkia Crowder
Probation Manager – Operations
Juvenile Hall
925-957-2712
Email Malkia Crowder

  • In the absence of the Director, day to day administration of all facility programs and operations
  • Personnel
  • Facility Operations
  • Evidence based practices implementation and programming at Juvenile Hall
  • Behavior Management System
  • Administration of Core Correctional Practices, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions – Substance Abuse, Aggression Replacement Training and Thinking for a Change at Juvenile Hall
  • Juvenile Intake and Home Supervision
  • Juvenile Hall ADA Coordinator