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Oklahoma Community Sentencing: Incorporating Swift, Certain, and Fair Sanctions for Probation Effectiveness

Award Information

Award #
2016-HO-BX-K003
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$600,000

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 Oklahoma Department of Corrections will use funds to support the Oklahoma Community Sentencing: Incorporating Swift, Certain, and Fair Sanctions for Probation Effectiveness Program. The program goals are to develop and enhance SCF initiatives and to implement a SCF model with fidelity in order to increase the number of probationers of probationers on the program and reduce recidivism rates among probationers. This program will serve 192 moderate to high risk offenders.

CA/NCF

Date Created: September 28, 2016