For Immediate ReleaseJuly 09, 2020
Marlon Washington brings Bay Area experience; Mike Daly to retire after 30 years
San Rafael, CA – Marlon Washington, a veteran probation officer and Bay Area native with a breadth of managerial experience, has been chosen as the next chief of the Marin County Probation Department.
"I’m humbled and excited about this opportunity,” Washington said. “I have established relationships in Marin already as a resource. I believe building upon these relationships and my experience will be beneficial to the county. My philosophy and approach to probation aligns with restorative justice and forging relationships.”
In Napa, Washington has administered all operations of the juvenile detention facility for the county Probation department and supported the Probation Chief on coordination with other divisions. He managed 37 employees and a $6.8 million annual budget while developing new training procedures and programs. From 1999 through 2015, he worked with the Contra Costa County Probation Department in supervisorial roles with both adult and juvenile divisions.
“Marlon’s experience with all ages of probationers and his spirit of collaboration helped us make this choice,” Hymel said. “His knowledge of emerging trends in restorative justice, cultural competency, and mental health in the justice system were particularly impressive. He has a reputation as a level-headed and transparent professional, and we know he will be an outstanding fit with the Marin public safety community.”
Washington earned a sociology degree with emphasis in law at UC Davis and has been active in the California Association of Probation Institution Administrators and the California Probation, Parole, and Correctional Association. After college, he gained experience as an academic outreach coordinator, a residential boys camp supervisor, a case management support counselor, a school/community resource specialist, a youth services program administrator, and a substitute teacher.
Washington’s annual salary will be $182,270 and benefits will be consistent with those received by other County department heads.
Matthew HymelCounty AdministratorCounty Administrator's Office
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