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Evaluation of the Honest Opportunity Probation With Enforcement Demonstration Field Experiment (HOPE DFE), Appendix Volume 1

NCJ Number
Pamela K. Lattimore; Debbie Dawes; Doris L. MacKenzie; Gary Zajac
Date Published
April 2017
72 pages
This is the first of three volumes of the appendixes for the report on the evaluation of 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 first volume of the appendixes of the evaluation report contains five instruments used in the evaluation. They are 1) the Process Site Visit Instrument; 2) the HOPE Probationer Interview Guide; 3) the Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview (ACSI) software survey instrument; 4) Consent Form (example); and 5) the telephone ACASI Instrument.