by on July 28, 2006

Mr. Shaw,

I have read your articles describing the “meltdown” in juvenile probation. I believe you are off base in stating the department is failing. From what I know of the juvenile probation department in SF, it has been struggling for many years. How many chiefs have they gone through in the past ten years? I wonder if you really know the efforts Chief Siffermann has made to improve the department. I suppose more research should be done on your part before referring to it as a total meltdown.

Emily Collins

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