El Centro, California - Chief Deputy of Corrections Jamie Clayton of the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office was selected as the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) “2015 Member of the Year Award.” She will be receiving the award on August 17, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana during the NAPSA Conference.
The “Member of the Year Award” is given to honor a National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies member who has made a significant contribution to the Association. This is a prestigious recognition at the National Level. Chief Clayton has promoted, implemented, and educated the NAPSA standards and certification within the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office and Jurisdiction.
In February 2014 she implemented and established the first Pretrial Services Unit at the Sheriff’s Office. Chief Clayton developed the policy and guidelines for this new unit and helped arrange trainings for the staff. Throughout the process of establishing the Pretrial Services unit she worked collaboratively with all stakeholders including the Public Defender’s Office, Courts, District Attorney’s Office, and Probation.
Prior to September 2014 there was no agency in the State of California that had operated with the NAPSA’s Certified Pretrial Services Professional Certification. By January of 2015 there were eight staff including Chief Clayton that obtained the Level One Pretrial Release Certification. All eight certifications are employees of the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office.
It gives Sheriff Loera great honor to congratulate Chief Deputy of Corrections Jamie Clayton for her prestigious nomination as National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) “2015 Member of the Year Award.”