July 11, 2014
Sacramento County Probation Association was one of the driving founders of SCOPO which was formed in 1983 by line deputy probation officers in several counties, who also happened to be leaders of their local probation associations or unions.
These people believed there was great need for a statewide organization that would speak for the interests of the line probation officer and institutional counselor. Some of the unions or associations belonging to SCOPO are independent, while others are affiliated with international unions. Still others may be unions or associations which are wall-to-wall units. Coordinating a labor coalition, involving independent labor groups and international affiliates, demands mutual respect and trust in SCOPO’s purpose.
SCOPO’s website has the most upto date information realative to statewide probation issues.