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Full Name: Michael Farmer

Title: Designee

Commission Title: Designee

Role Group: Parole & Probation

Agency: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Unit: Division of Adult Parole Operations

Address: 9825 Goethe Rd, Suite 200

Sacramento, California 95827


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Office Phone: (916) 255-2781

Direct Phone: (916) 712-4056


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Michael Farmer has been employed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), formerly the California Youth Authority, since 1997.  He has held positions as both a youth counselor and case manager within state juvenile facilities as well as providedsupervision services to juvenile parolees in the community. As the Deputy Compact Administrator or Designee, Michaelsupervised the daily operations of the California ICJ Office from 2010 to 2016. He returned to this position in July 2020.  Michael is a past Chair of the Compliance Committee and has previously served on the Information Technology and Rules Committees as well as the AAICPC/ICJ Work Group. In addition to his role with ICJ, Michael acts a liaison between DJJ and county agencies to provide information related to eligibility and acceptance, facility programming, and re-entry services for state committed youth. He works closely with local courts, probation departments, and social service agencies to provide training and resources related to ICJ and DJJ. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and master’s degrees in social work and public administration from the University of Southern California.