September 12, 2016 Swift and Certain Approaches to Family Violence Sentencing

The Victoria (Australia) government is considering implementing an SCF approach to family violence. The model would include behavioral contracts, swift and equitable enforcement of consequences for non-compliance, and a minimalistic approach to punishment.

September 6, 2016 Learning About Probation from Client Perspectives: Feedback from Probationers Served by Adult Redeploy Illinois-Funded Program Models

A study in Illinois relates probationers' perspectives on several different supervision models.

September 1, 2016 Missing Fugitives: An Interactive Look at the Dangers of Losing Track of Probation and Parole Violators

Budgetary constraints and other factors can cause agencies to lose track of probation and parole violators, who may commit violent crimes. The Post-Gazette has published an interactive special report on the issue.

August 1, 2016 Swift, Certain, and Fair Sanctions: An Innovative New Programme or False HOPE?

This article explores whether or not a Swift, Certain, Fair program would work in New Zealand. The differences between the New Zealand and US criminal justice systems, as well as the potential benefits and drawbacks of attempting an SCF-based program in another country, are discussed.

August 1, 2016 Criminal Justice Reform at the Crossroads

This paper argues the merits of criminal justice reform, including allocating funds for treatment options for drug and alcohol-dependent individuals, and integrating SCF-based policies to incentivize completing drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.