Historically, many community supervision agencies have had few meaningful intermediate sanctions for when offenders are found in violation; agencies have had the unenviable task of trying to improve offender accountability with few tools to increase compliance. In an effort to enhance offender accountability, many localities over the last decade have tested programs to improve the speed and certainty of intermediate sanctions. Thanks to these initiatives and their accompanying research, there is now a robust body of evidence supporting the fact that swift and certain sanctions can improve accountability, substance abuse abstinence and lower revocations. The Evidence Behind Swift and Certain Sanctions in Community Supervision will explore the effects of this model and highlight one local and one statewide project that have substantially implemented the model as part of their community supervision strategies.
- Angela Hawken, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy
- Judge Steven Alm, First Circuit Judge, Hawaii State Judiciary
- Bernie Warner, Secretary, Washington State Department of Corrections
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