Brian Ford

Brian Ford

Chief Probation Officer, Alameda Juvenile Probation Department

Brian K. Ford serves as the Acting Chief Probation Officer for Alameda County, bringing over two decades of dedicated service and expertise to the role, having worked in both Alameda and Los Angeles County Probation Departments. A respected leader in the field, Chief Ford has consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to public safety, rehabilitation, and community engagement throughout his career. He is a strong advocate for evidence-based practices and has implemented numerous initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for those under probation supervision. His leadership has been instrumental in enhancing the department's data-driven approach, ensuring that decisions are informed by the latest research and best practices in the field. He is responsible for the administration of a comprehensive range of programs and services designed to promote public safety, support victims, and provide individuals with the tools they need to reintegrate into society successfully. Under Chief Ford’s leadership, the Alameda County Probation Department continues to set high standards for excellence in probation services, making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and the broader community.

Reentry Conference Event Page

8:30 am - 10:00 am
St. Francis Hall | St. Mary's Cathedral, Event Center

Bay Area Juvenile Justice Probation Officials Discuss Rehabilitation Vision of Incarcerated Adolescents and Young Adults

Julio Escobar
Archdiocese of San Francisco Restorative Justice Ministry


Judge Roger Chan
San Francisco Superior Court
Esa Ehmen-Krause
Chief Probation Officer, Contra Costa County
Katherine Weinstein Miller
Chief Probation Officer, City and County of San Francisco
Nicholas Birchard​​
Chief Probation Officer, Santa Clara County
Brian Ford
Chief Probation Officer, Alameda County