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SCF Training and Technical Assistance Resource Center

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $313,567)

Pepperdine University will use grant funds to operate the Swift and Certain Sanctions (SAC) Training and Technical Assistance Resource Center. SAC is an approach to community supervision of offenders (probation and parole) that employs swift responses to every violation of the conditions of supervision, with certain but modest sanctions. Considerable evidence suggests that such an approach improves compliance and reduces reoffending without increasing the overall use of incarceration resources. The Resource Center will assist interested jurisdictions with developing and implementing SAC models that are specific to their needs, capabilities, and characteristics. The goals are to enable participating jurisdictions to implement SAC supervision with fidelity or to improve their implementation of an existing program, through coaching and technical assistance; to ensure that they implement SAC supervision with fidelity or improve their implementation through fidelity monitoring and data analysis; and to improve the fields understanding of SAC policies, practices, and TTA provisions.


Date Created: September 21, 2015