Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $600,000)
The Swift, Certain, and Fair Sanctions Program (SCF): 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 this program are to develop and enhance SCF initiatives and implement the SCF model with fidelity, resulting in reduced recidivism and better outcomes for program participants. SCF 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 to enhance swift and certain sanctions; (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 (ABPP) will use award funds to further expand the reach of its Alabama's Certain Enforcement Supervision (ACES) program to Baldwin, Lee, Talladega, and Clarke Counties. Approximately 1,000 medium- to high-risk offenders, convicted of drug and/or property crimes that are at risk of revocation will be served over the project period.