A recent study by Frailing et al. (2020) contrasts the findings of negative ISP outcomes from other research. The study examines the Swift and Certain (SAC) Probation Program in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, an intensive supervision program for high-risk clients. In the study’s first two years, researchers found that the majority of the program’s goals were being met, including measurable reductions in new crime, substance use, and jail overcrowding. However, researchers indicated that SAC programs present their own set of challenges and advocate exploring these, particularly through the use of probation client perceptions surveys.
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