Assemblymember Holden Congratulates Governor Appointee Dr. Phlunte’ Riddle to the State Juvenile Parole Board

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Pasadena, CA – Dr. Phlunte’ Riddle, former district director and external affairs consultant to Assemblymember Chris Holden, has been appointed by Governor Newsom to the Juvenile Parole Board, also known as the Board of Juvenile Hearings. She was sworn in yesterday in her home residence of Pasadena.

“Phlunte’ is a proven leader who has spent her life serving the community, advocating for those in need, and bringing people together to find resolutions to problems,” said Holden. “I congratulate her on the well-deserved appointment and know she will serve in her new capacity with the same values and integrity that we all know her for.

The Board of Juvenile Hearings conducts a number of hearings with youth under the jurisdiction of the Division of Juvenile Justice provides education and treatment to California’s youthful offenders up to the age of 25 who have the most serious criminal backgrounds and most intense treatment needs.

“I’m very grateful to Governor Newsom for appointing me to the Juvenile Parole Board in order to carry out this extremely important work,” said Dr. Riddle. “Juvenile intervention is critical to making sure all of California’s youth have the opportunities to be successful.”

Dr. Riddle broke barriers and honed her leadership skills in the nearly 29 years she spent rising through the ranks of the Pasadena Police Department. She was the first African American female sergeant, lieutenant and adjutant to the chief of police in the history of Pasadena Police Department.

Dr. Riddle was interim executive director of the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley Chapter in 2013. She holds a doctoral degree in Psychology from Philips Graduate Institute and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University. She is also a graduate of California Command College and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.