Chester County’s SAVE (Swift Alternative Violation Enforcement) initiative is credited with helping the county bring its prison population to a 15-year low.
South Dakota’s attorney general promotes SCF consequences for probation violations.
It takes CSOSA, Washington D.C.’s community-supervision agency, up to 51 days to obtain a warrant for a probation violation—not swift, says the former director.
Guam is implementing HOPE to reduce probation officers’ caseload numbers, which exceed the national standard by 400%. This approach will screen out low-risk clients who need only minimal supervision and will dedicate more resources to high-risk felony cases.
The governor of South Dakota recommends grants to expand HOPE 24/7 Probation throughout the state, in part to mitigate the methamphetamine epidemic.