Chief Probation Officer
Chief Probation Officer Jill Silva graduated from California State University, Fresno, in 1986 with a B.A. degree in Social Work. After graduation, she worked with Fresno County Juvenile Probation, the Kings View Center as a Mental Health Worker, and Stanislaus County in Adult Protective Services.
Ms. Silva started her career with the Stanislaus County Probation Department in April 1989 as a Deputy Probation Officer, assigned to the Juvenile Intake and Investigation Unit. She also worked with the Adult Supervision Unit and the Juvenile Supervision Unit.
In August 1996, she was promoted to Deputy Probation Officer III, working with the Juvenile Intake Unit. She was promoted to Supervising Probation Officer in February 1999 and was assigned to the Juvenile Division’s Community Partnerships Unit.
Ms. Silva was promoted to Manager III overseeing the Juvenile Casework Division in June 2001. In November 2002, she was promoted to Chief Deputy Probation Officer and was responsible for the Field Services Division. In June 2007, she transferred to the Institutional Services Division. In February 2009 this position was reclassified to the Assistant Chief Probation Officer, supervising the Division Directors of Juvenile and Adult Field Services and Institutional Services.
Ms. Silva is a member of the California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association (CPPCA), California Association of Probation Services Administrators (CAPSA), California Association of Probation Institution Administrators (CAPIA), and the Stanislaus County Peace Officers Association.
Throughout her career, Ms. Silva has served on various committees including the Stanislaus County Children’s Council, Stanislaus County Child Abuse Prevention Council and Stanislaus County Methamphetamine Task Force.
In December 2011, Ms. Silva assumed the role of Acting Chief Probation Officer and on May 5, 2012, she was appointed Chief Probation Officer of the Stanislaus County Probation Department.