SCF can help achieve therapeutic and rehabilitative objectives, in addition to deterring crime.
A study of SCF in Pennsylvania showed a 13% reduction in re-arrests with less jail time.
A special issue of Perspectives includes a report on the HOPE DFE and a variety of practitioner and researcher views on SCF implementation and outcomes.
Alaska’s probation-violation rate has risen since SCF was introduced, although sanctions jail time has decreased. Alaska SB 54, if passed, would make changes to the current law. Critics say it would be costly and increase the prison population.
Columbia County (OR) received a grant to fund SCF probation implementation.