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GDC Smart Supervision Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $750,000)

The Second Chance Act signed into law on April 9, 2008, 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. As a complement to the Second Chance Act programs, the FY 2014 Smart Supervision Program (SSP) seeks to improve probation and parole success rates, which would in turn improve public safety, reduce admissions to prisons and jails, and save taxpayer dollars. The goal of this program is to develop and test innovative strategies to implement evidence-based probation and parole approaches that increase community safety, and reduce violent crime by effectively addressing individuals' risk and needs, and reducing recidivism.

The Georgia Department of Corrections will utilize the FY14 Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities award to support reentry services. Funds will be utilized to research and evaluate impacts on recidivism, demonstrate the efficacy of evidence-based principles for effective intervention, and increase the delivery of collaborative services. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 10, 2014