New Mexico SCF Reforms Proposed
New Mexico governor vetoed bill that provided for SCF responses to probation and parole violations.
Incentives for Supervision Compliance
A growing number of states are including SCF incentives and rewards in their behavior-response grids.
USDOJ Strategic Plan
DOJ’s plan addresses technical supervision violations.
Wisconsin DOC Community Corrections Program Audit
An audit of Wisconsin probation and parole recommends a comprehensive review of sanctions policies to include SCF.
Promoting judicial remarks that might serve as informal recommendation letters
Argues that SCF supervision is consistent with principles of therapeutic justice.
Reentry Research at NIJ: Providing Robust Evidence for High-Stakes Decision-Making
Research review notes the challenges of replicating supervision programs, including HOPE.
The End of American Exceptionalism: An Enlightened Corrections
Essay opposes SCF principles as anti-Enlightenment.
Key Considerations for Pre-Arrest Diversion Programs
Notes that SCF sanctions and rewards in drug courts reduce violations.
Alaska DOC Recidivism Reduction Joint Annual Report FY2022
Alaska DOC collaborates with other justice agencies in SCF probation.
Q&A: New Mexico House candidate Joy Garratt
Candidate for the New Mexico House of Representatives calls for SCF principles throughout justice system.
Stricter Community Supervision, More Recidivism? An Ego-Depletion Theory.
Study of supervision strictness notes that most supervision research focuses on violation responses, including SCF.
Strong alliances could put a dent in the meth epidemic
Op-ed calls for SCF in California probation to address methamphetamine use.
Voters care about crime. Here’s what lawmakers should do about it.
Think tank calls for SCF supervision to promote public safety.
Sustaining the EBDM Model: The Indiana Story
Grant County, Indiana, reduced recidivism by using SCF principles, among others.
A Rapid Review of Literature on Factors Associated with Adult Probation Revocations
SCF probation in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, is cited as successful in reducing revocations.
About 10 years later, opinions still divided on efficacy of West Virginia graduated sanctions
West Virginia probation provides for SCF sanctions for substance-use violations.
Oregon bill would let more people qualify to end post-DOC supervision early
Bill provides for SCF incentives for people post-prison supervision in Oregon.
Improving Outcomes and Safely Reducing Revocations from Community Supervision in Montana
An evaluation of Montana probation and parole violations finds that sanction guidelines are unevenly followed.
Improving Outcomes and Safely Reducing Revocations from Parole Supervision in Colorado
An evaluation of Colorado parole violations finds that many available SCF responses are little used.
Probation, parole changes covered in new legislation to rewrite 2019 Nevada law
Nevada legislation provides for administrative SCF responses to supervision violations.
The Effects of Post-Release Community Supervision Reform
A community-supervision model includes SCF incentives and rewards.
Addiction and Criminal Responsibility: The Law’s Rejection of the Disease Model
People on community supervision who have a substance use disorder can respond to incentives to desist from use.
What’s in Your File Drawer? The Case of the Missing Null in Criminology and Criminal Justice
The HOPE Demonstration Field Experiment is cited as an example of a null finding.
An Act to Amend the California Penal Code, Relating to Corrections
California bill extends authority for “flash incarceration” for probation violations.
Hawaiʻi HOPE news
HOPE probation in Hawaiʻi is being reassessed.
Felony Sentencing in Ohio: Then, Now, and Now What?
The Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission recommends SCF principles for deterring crime.
Impact of the Reform to Non-Custodial Sanctions in Chile
An evaluation of noncustodial sentences in Chile considers evidence from SCF probation in the United States.
The People of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Antonio Sanchez, Defendant-Appellant
A defendant in Illinois sought placement into SCF probation, which the State denied.
The Trap Chronicles, Vol. 2: A Call to Reconsider “Risk” in Federal Supervised Release
Argues for SCF responses to establish a sense of fairness in federal probation.
Do prisons need to be hellholes?
Argues for SCF responses as a more-effective deterrent than long prison sentences.
Understanding Resource Deprivation: A Multilevel Examination of the Impact County Deprivation Has on Community Supervision and Treatment Outcomes
Considers SCF responses among a complement of evidence-based practices for reducing recidivism.
New St Louis Co. (MO) program shortens jail stays for probation violators
St. Louis Co. using SCF jail sanctions.
Nine Members and Associates of a West Baltimore (MD) Drug-Trafficking Organization Are Indicted
A group-violence-reduction strategy in Baltimore uses SCF responses.
Correlates of Post-Traumatic Stress among Victimized Women on Probation and Parole
SCF jail sanctions should be reconsidered for women with victimization histories.