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 (Arkansas, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Texas) 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 third volume of the evaluation report's appendixes contains the appendix with data and information from the 1) individual process site visit reports; 2) the Arkansas process detailed report; 3) the Massachusetts process detailed report; 4) the Oregon process detailed report; and 5) the Texas process detailed report.
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For the full report, see NCJ-251758 and for the other appendixes, see NCJ-251759-60.