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Criminal Justice Archive

‘Swift & Certain’: Hawaii Probation Program Goes National

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Laura and John Arnold Foundation to fund research on Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) model

NEW YORK, NY—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced funding for two projects associated with the innovative Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) model, a promising high-intensity approach to probation and parole supervision that has been adopted by courts across the nation. First, LJAF will fund the Institute for Behavior and Health (IBH), … Read More

Assessing the impact of Seattle’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program

Earlier today, researchers at the University of Washington released promising results from an LJAF-funded study of Seattle’s innovative Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program.  Through LEAD, officers in two Seattle neighborhoods can divert low-level drug and prostitution offenders to the care of case managers, social workers, and drug treatment officers without filing charges against them. … Read More

Kentucky tests new assessment tool to determine whether to keep defendants behind bars

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