Chief Adult Probation Officer Biography
Karen Fletcher is the Chief Adult Probation Officer for the City and County of San Francisco. Chief Fletcher has twenty-five years of experience in the field of adult and juvenile community corrections. Chief Fletcher’s experience includes crafting and implementing the Public Safety Realignment Implementation Plan as well as evidence based practices training, policies and procedures in both the adult and juveniles services divisions in Santa Clara County. Her contributions in the area of juvenile detention reform aided in developing practices which led to a reduction in the number of youth held in detention. Chief Fletcher continues to be committed to providing needed services to adult clients which are family-focused and support successful re-entry and public safety.
Chief Fletcher began her career as a deputy probation officer, promoted through the ranks, serving as Deputy Chief Probation Officer in Santa Clara County for ten years. Chief Fletcher earned her Master of Arts degree in Speech Communication, with a concentration in Organizational Communication, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from San Jose State University. Chief Fletcher is an alumni of the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.
Chief Fletcher is a member of the American Probation and Parole Association, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Alumni Association, EBP Society Evidence Based Professionals and the California Probation, Parole and Corrections Association.