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Biannual Grantee Feedback Report, April-September 2015: Smart Supervision Program (SSP)

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Date Published
July 2016
6 pages
This biannual report prepared by the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) consists of feedback from grantees under the Smart Supervision Program (SSP), which enables them to compare their project's reported performance measurement data to the SSP program as a whole.
Unless otherwise noted, all reported data are from the 6-month period between April and September 2015. The purpose of the SSP is to improve probation and parole success rates and reduce crime committed by those under probation and parole supervision. Overall, SSP grantees are training a significant number of community supervision officers and service providers and are also substantially increasing service referrals. Compared with the previous 6-month period, the number of training events increased by just over 50 percent; however, the number of community supervision officers trained slightly decreased (3 percent) , but the number of service-provider representatives trained increased (60 percent). The number of new participants nearly doubled (84-percent increase). The number of new participants nearly doubled (94-percent increase). The number of participants who were referred to services more than tripled (276-percent increase). The number of governance board meetings and membership both decreased slightly (7 percent and 8 percent, respectively). The number of agencies creating new policies or procedures increased by one, from three to four. 7 tables and 5 figures