Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $746,536)
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 2015 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 goals of this program are to develop and test innovative strategies to implement evidence-based probation and parole approaches that improve supervision success rates, thereby increasing community safety, and reduce violent and other crime by effectively addressing individuals risk and needs and reducing recidivism.
The resipient will use grant funds for the Multnomah County Smart Supervision Project (MCSSP). MCSSP will create a pilot unit to serve high risk/high need young adults, 15-25. The unit will infuse trauma-informed, equity and developmental expertise into the Department of Community Justices (DCJ) evidence-based case management model in an effort to reduce recidivism and increase service delivery and collaboration.