Hawaii HOPE Program

Established in 2004 by Judge Steven S. Alm of the First Circuit Court, Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) program identifies probationers at high risk of violating the conditions of their community supervision, and deters them from using drugs and committing crimes with frequent and random drug tests backed up by swift, certain and short jail stays.

New research shows that HOPE probationers were significantly less likely to be arrested for a new crime, to use drugs and to have their probation revoked. Pew's research related to HOPE is listed below as well as in-depth media coverage.

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