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Coconino Online Probation Education Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $608,966)

The Second Chance Act of 2007 provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of people who are released from prison and jail and returning to communities, including resources to address the myriad needs of these offenders to achieve a successful return to their communities. The FY 2013 Smart Probation Program (SPP) seeks to improve probation success rates, which would in turn improve public safety, reduce admissions to prisons and jails, and save taxpayer dollars. Funds can be used to implement evidence-based supervision strategies and to innovate new strategies to improve outcomes for probationers. The goal of this program is to develop and test innovative strategies and to implement evidence-based probation approaches that increase community safety and reduce violent crime by effectively addressing individuals' risk and needs and reduce recidivism.

The grant recipient will use the grant funds to increase the capacity of both Coconino County and Navajo Nation to help probation agencies improve supervision strategies, test new policies and strategies in community supervision and treatment to increase public safety and generate savings, expand collaboration and strategic partnerships between community supervision agencies and law enforcement, promote the integration of probation strategies and tools to facilitate effective reentry, and promote the use of evidence-based programs and strategies by service providers that provide treatment, aftercare, reentry services and alternatives to incarceration.

Date Created: September 5, 2013