Report at cor.pa.gov/About%20Us/Statistics/Documents/Reports/2017%20SIP%20Annual%20Final.pdf
“This report shows that SIP is showing some positive recidivism reduction results,” Secretary Wetzel said. “Offenders in SIP have a lower recidivism rate than comparable offenders who serve traditional sentences during three years after release from prison, and while this is good news, we continue to see that SIP is underutilized. Only 24% of eligible cases are being referred. If more were referred, we could see a greater cost savings.”
Wetzel said that SIP saves $33,250 per participant and has saved the commonwealth a total of approximately $79.9 million since the program was started. In 2014, the new SIP-HOPE initiative was implemented. The initiative is based on the Hawaii HOPE program, and is intended to build even better results for SIP by utilizing certain and swift sanctions for drug relapse in the community phases of SIP.