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New Jersey State Parole Board Swift, Certain, and Fair Sanctions Project

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $600,000)

The Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision Program – Including 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 grantee will use awarded grant funds to support programming that provides services to up to 75 opioid involved parolees with services to divert them from a return to prison and manage underlying addictions with a combination of behavioral therapy and medication assisted treatments. The program combines sanctions with targeted reentry and treatment services.


Date Created: September 21, 2017