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 recipient will use grant funds towards the Probationer Accountability with Certain Enforcement (PACE) program. This program will engage in medium to high-risk individuals with drug and/or alcohol conditions, on supervised release statewide. The goals of this program are to reduce recidivism; increase the number of supervision decisions that are fair, consistently applied, and apply proportionate consequences; utilize technical assistance to help promote and increase collaboration among agencies who work in probation, parole, pretrial, law enforcement, treatment, and reentry fields; and develop consistent data collection methods and utilize data that ensures the implementation of effective strategies for the identification, targeting, and supervising high-risk/high-need offenders under supervision.