Senator receives prestigious award.
Senator George Runner was named legislator of the year last week, by the California Parole, Probation and Correctional Association at an award luncheon at the historical Claremont Hotel in Berkeley.
“Senator Runner has dedicated his career and his time to the protection of our children and to the support of California's corrections professions," said William Fenton, CPPCA President. “He has demonstrated his commitment to probation and corrections by supporting critical programs such as adult probation, juvenile justice crime prevention act, juvenile probation and camps, and the mentally ill offender crime reduction act.”
CPPCA is a correctional organization that represents the interests of adult and juvenile, state and local, field and institutional correctional personnel and other citizens interested in the corrections profession.
“I am honored and proud to receive this award from such a distinguished organization,” Runner said. “I am also humbled by this wonderful group of men and women whose difficult jobs include protecting our communities, and rehabilitating parolees and probationers to give them a better chance to succeed.”
CPPCA’s membership is composed of line staff, supervisors, managers, support staff and administrators from probation, parole and correctional agencies across the state.