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Evaluation of the Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Demonstration Field Experiment (HOPE DFE), Appendix Volume 2

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Date Published
April 2017
340 pages
This is the second of three volumes of the appendixes contained in the evaluation report on the Demonstration Field Experiment of the Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Demonstrator Field Experiment (HOPE DFE).

The HOPE DFE was initiated by the U.S. Justice Department's National Institute of Justice in an effort to replicate a Hawaii probation program widely touted as successfully reducing drug use, probation violations, and re-incarceration. Its core feature is zero tolerance for any probation violation. A detected violation is followed by a judicial hearing within a few days. The hearing establishes the facts of an alleged violation, which could include failing a random drug test. Upon a finding that a violation has occurred, the probationer is immediately sanctioned, which could include jail time. The evaluation of the four sites of HOPE DFE focused on the extent to which the four sites faithfully designed and implemented the components of the HOPE program proven effective in Hawaii. The evaluation also compared outcomes for probationers randomly assigned to the HOPE program compared to HOPE-eligible probationers randomly assigned to probation as usual. This second volume of the evaluation report's appendixes contains 1) the overall interview results by group; 2) interview results by site; and 3) interview results by site and group.

Date Published: April 1, 2017