Marlon Yarber was appointed Assistant Chief Probation Officer in December 2013. After overseeing Adult Operations for four years, he is now providing oversight of Juvenile Operations. His public service career began in 1994 with employment as a Deputy Probation Officer in Stanislaus County. He went on to work for the State of California, Office of Criminal Justice Planning, and subsequently for the Board of Corrections as a Field Representative.
He was later appointed Deputy Director for the Corrections Standards Authority overseeing a variety of federal and state initiatives in California. In 2011, he was awarded the Kirkpatrick Professional Development Award in recognition of his work to reduce disparities in the criminal justice system. He was hired by the Yolo County Probation Department in June 2011 as Assistant Chief and later appointed as Interim Chief Probation Officer.
Marlon holds certifications in leadership and facilitation and has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis.