Prior to his appointment as Assistant Chief Probation Officer for the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department, Mr. Nance served as the Deputy Director for the Adult Probation Services Division of the 18th
Judicial Circuit Court in DuPage County, Illinois from 2000 to 2005. He has been instrumental in the implementation of various evidence-based practices as they relate to effective community corrections intervention. He led the department in the implementation of an actuarial assessment of criminal risk for adult offenders. Bilingual in Spanish and English, he has been a strong advocate for improved assess to public services by monolingual individuals in the public sector. He has guided the department in the implementation of a state of the art drug-testing laboratory to assist probation officers in detecting illegal substance use among juvenile and adult offenders. He has developed policies, procedures and standards that guide the recruitment and hiring practices in probation services. He has also developed performance measures and standards to effectively evaluate probation officer performance and create a framework for identifying outcome measures related to the department's service delivery. As an administrator, Mr. Nance has developed and reinforced protocols designed to build collaborative partnerships with stakeholders in the criminal justice system.
Assistant Chief Probation Nance began his probation career in 1989 with the Juvenile Probation Department of Cook County where he served in several line officer and administrative positions. As a Deputy Chief Probation Officer in the Juvenile Probation Department in Cook County, he assisted the department as Training administrator and director of Management Information Systems. He served as a primary trainer in assisting the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts in its statewide implementation of a juvenile risk assessment and case plan system. A former board member for the Illinois Probation and Court Services Association, he has advocated for reform in community corrections and has worked with the Association's legislative lobby to promote state legislation designed to support best practice in probation services. Mr. Nance has served as a consultant to juvenile justice and social service agencies in numerous states across the nation. Mr. Nance holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Mr. Nance brings his probation knowledge, skills, leadership, vision, work ethic, values and a career commitment to public service, to the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department. His belief, that it is an honor and privilege to serve the children, families and community of San Francisco, will advance the Department's vision of juvenile justice for years to come.