08/01/2008 - Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (H.O.P.E.) uses swift, certain and mild sanctions to encourage compliance with the rules of community supervision. Research released at a July 24, 2008 roundtable hosted by the Public Safety Performance Project of the Pew Center on the States, indicates that probationers in H.O.P.E. are substantially less likely that those in a comparison group to use drugs, skip probation appointments, get arrested and have their probation revoked. Roundtable participants discussed the obstacles and promise for similar programs to reduce crime, hold offenders accountable and contain corrections costs.
Judge Steven Alm presents H.O.P.E. and Dr. Angela Hawken describes the research findings
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A research brief prepared by Dr. Angela Hawken and Dr. Mark Kleiman
Presentation materials by Judge Steven Alm
Presentation materials by Dr. Angela Hawken