Three Siskiyou probation employees honored for going above and beyond
For going above and beyond in their duties at the Siskiyou County Probation Department, two probation officers and a probation aide were recognized as Employees of the Year.
Supervising probation officer Stacey Jackson was selected as Probation Officer of the year for the juvenile unit; deputy probation officer Danielle Hall was honored as Probation Officer of the Year for the adult unit; and probation aide Andrew Daugherty was recognized as the Support Person of the Year for the department.
“All three are truly a pleasure to work with and are assets to the department,” said Jennifer Villani, Assistant Chief Probation Officer for Siskiyou County. “All three of them are critical to the daily functioning of the department." Jackson, Hall and Daugherty were all nominated and selected by their peers for the honor.
Jackson has been with the department since 2001. She started out as part-time in the juvenile hall, was a probation officer for a short time, and then became the superintendent of the juvenile hall until its closure in 2018. Jackson currently oversees the juvenile probation officers and carries a caseload of youth who are placed in out-of-home placements.
Stacey was selected by her subordinates and peers for many reasons including, but not limited to:
*Always ready to help when needed
*Aside from her own duties, she assists others and fills any gaps that are present *
*Works well with the youthful population
*Great example to all who work with her
*Always remains positive despite several obstacles and didn’t let COVID affect her attitude, work ethic, and leadership
*Produces great work and has improved programmatic systems
*Stacey will always go above and beyond to support staff, coworkers, those she supervises, and the department.
Hall has been an employee since October 2018, and has been assigned to the adult unit since being hired.
“Danielle has supervised various caseloads, is an excellent report writer, and is willing to take on any task given to her,” Villani said.
Danielle was selected by her peers and supervisors for many reasons including, but not limited to:
*Danielle is an incredibly fast learner
*Danielle is always willing to help others, and many officers go to her for information (despite her short tenure with the department)
*Rises to any challenge, even when it is outside her comfort zone
*Always has a great attitude
*Always represents the department in a positive light
*Is very effective with those on her caseload – treats them with respect and is genuinely concerned for their wellbeing and is always encouraging
*Has great insight and very reliable
*Professional, honest, dependable, humble, and driven
Daugherty has been with the department since April 2019 and has been assigned to the adult unit since that time.
*Andrew was selected for many reasons including, but not limited to:
*Always helpful and does whatever is asked of him
*Always is cheerful and ensures we know he doesn’t mind going above and beyond.
*Helpful to newer employees to make sure they are doing ok
*Approachable and helpful
*Very efficient in his tasks
The mission of the Siskiyou County Probation Department, according to their website, “is to provide quality investigations to the Siskiyou County Superior Court, enforce Court orders, hold offenders accountable, promote positive change in offender behavior through evidence-based practices and assist in restoring victims."