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HOPE for Probationers in Alabama through Certain and Reliable Enforcement Sanctions (Alabama CARES)

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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 Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will utilize the FY14 Swift and Certain Sanctions (SAC)/Replicating the Concepts Behind Project HOPE to implement a program of immediate sanctions for both parolees and probationers who do not comply with the terms of their supervision. Alabama's program will target medium to high risk offenders, identified through use of risk assessment tools, who have been convicted of drug and/or property crimes. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 10, 2014