Build on the Good

By Carla Amurao

A deputy probation officer with the Los Angeles County Probation Department, Tanesha Lockhart describes the driving force as she works her job, day in and day out, despite feeling discouraged at times.

Christopher, a student at the University of California, Irvine, shares what it was like to have Tanesha as his probation officer. Calling it “uplifting,” he goes on to describe his first impression of her, as well as the benefits of her having bigger plans for him than he ever imagined for himself.

Watch the video to see the two share what it was like to work so closely together and eventually become friends.



  1. larryt
    March 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    we are so fortunate to have people who really care for others

  2. Toya Woods
    March 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Good Job to my co-worker! So often going the extra mile goes un-noticed. However, the biggest reward is having the ability to share a success story of a previous client! Keep up the good work!

  3. Gerald Wilkie
    March 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Wow… Tanesha seems like the piece that was missing in my life. I was really impressed by her while watching Tavis Smiley the other night. I am trying to contact Tanesha for advice on how to re-shape my life/career. If at all possible, i would be willing to come visit her in L.A.. I dont have a lot of money but, this would be very beneficial to meet with someone who has the heart of a champion and leadership of a warrior.

  4. Darlyne
    March 30, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Keep up the outstanding work, believe they can become what you know they can be and they will not let you down!!

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