Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $370,000)
The Swift and Certain Sanctions (SAC)/Replicating the Concepts Behind Project HOPE program provides funding to states, units of local government, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) in an effort to enhance public safety, foster collaboration, and to improve the outcomes of individuals under the supervision of community corrections.
The goals of Swift and Certain Sanctions (SAC)/Replicating the Concepts Behind Project HOPE program, funded by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub. L. No. 113-76, 128 Stat. 5, 63, §§ 22 and 29, are to develop and enhance SAC initiatives and implement the SAC model with fidelity, resulting in reduced recidivism and better outcomes for program participants. SAC approaches are intended to: (a) improve supervision strategies that reduce recidivism; (b) promote and increase collaboration among agencies and officials who work in community corrections and related fields; (c) enhance the offenders perception that the supervision decisions are fair, consistently applied and consequences are transparent; and (d) improve the outcomes of individuals participating in these initiatives.
The goal of this project is to ensure Michigan's Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program (SSSPP) obtains results similar to the results obtained in Hawaii's HOPE program which included fewer arrests for a new crime, less drug use, fewer missed probation appointments, and fewer probation revocations. To accomplish this, funds will be used to hire an additional employee, to collect, revise, and implement changes to Michigan's SSSPP documentation, and to provide training to SSSPP teams in order to replicate the HOPE model with fidelity. This project will target high risk felony offenders on probation in Michigan. CA/NCF