Smart Probation: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities Program

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The Office of Justice Programs, more commonly referred to as OJP, is a federal government agency operating within the United States Department of Justice that is primarily responsible for preventing crimes through research and development, the provision of assistance to state and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies through grants, and assistance to crime victims.

The grants and initiatives of the OJP are all geared towards the realization of its general agency mission which is to "increase public safety and improve the fair administration of justice across America through innovative leadership and programs."

In line with this mission, the Office of Justice Programs has recently established the Smart Probation: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities Program in an attempt to substantially improve probation success rates, while simultaneously improve public safety, reducing returns to prisons and jails, and saving essential taxpayer dollars.

Essentially, the goal of the program is to device a more efficient and evidence-based probation programs that can potentially address concerns regarding offenders’ needs and the ample reduction of recidivism.

The interested applicants of the program can tailor their proposals around the attainment of the following Smart Probation demonstration project objectives:   (continued...)

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