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Somerset County Day Reporting Center

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $637,634)

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 individualsÂ’ risk and needs and reducing recidivism.

The grantee will use the funds to support the operations of the Day Reporting Center while serving 250 participants. The goals of the program are to: (1) reduce recidivism by developing and testing improved supervision strategies; (2) implement evidence-based approaches; (3) develop and implement strategies to identify and enroll uninsured supervisees into Medicaid or other insurance; and (4) evaluate the impact of the evidence-based strategies. To meet the goals the grantee will: (1) test new polices and innovative strategies; (2) enhance the continuity of care from the correctional healthcare to community-based healthcare; and (3) promote the use of evidence-based programs in providing treatment, life skills and the supervision of offenders in a highly structured setting.


Date Created: September 29, 2015