SIR Branch 92 8-2019

SIR Branch 92


Our nation has more people in jail than ever before.  Our August 13 speaker will tell us about his experience and his efforts in rehabbing juveniles.  This is a serious issue which all of us need to better understand.

David Koch (pronounced “cook”), Chief Probation Officer, Sonoma County Probation Department since April 2016.  He joined the Sonoma County Probation Department in January 2012.  Since 1989 he has held a variety of executive management positions in California and Oregon, leading implementation of best practices and organizational change efforts within juvenile and adult community corrections agencies.   


As Chief he is responsible for a Probation Department with an annual budget in excess of $80 million and 280 employees, operation of a 140-bed Juvenile Hall and 24-bed Probation Camp, 2900 youth/adults under supervision, as well as operational and administrative functions supporting supervision and program services.

In his 40 year career David has managed juvenile and adult community corrections agencies in Oregon, and previously served as president of both the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors Association and Oregon Association of Community Corrections Directors. 

He has lectured extensively on juvenile justice reforms to national and international delegations and delivered presentations as part of an Oregon delegation visiting Russia.  As well, he served as an adjunct professor in Criminology at Portland State University.  He holds a graduate degree in Justice Management from the University of Nevada, Reno, and bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Southern Oregon University. 

Our lunch at the Berger Center will offer an excellent meal featuring BBQ Tri-tip or BBQ Chicken.  We encourage our members to bring guests to this important event.

Interested in joining SIR Branch 92 the Social Activities Club for men?  Contact our membership captain John Barrett at 537-6551.



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