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Title: Examining The Impact of Ohio's Progressive Sanction Grid, Final Report
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Author(s): Brian Martin
Corporate Author: Ohio Dept of Rehabilitation and Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2008
Page Count: 144
  Annotation: This federally supported project investigates the effectiveness of recently introduced progressive sanction guidelines for post-prison offenders under the supervision of the Ohio Adult Parole Authority.
Abstract: Results from the study reveal patterns that are consistent with goals and objectives of the policy. Specifically, they show significantly reduced reliance on revocation hearings, revocation sanctions, and local jail detention, more efficient and concentrated use of hearings, better congruence between offender risk and revocation sanctions, and increased progressiveness in response. The sanction guidelines have no independent effect on key supervision outcomes in fully specified survival models. However, they do enhance the effectiveness of sanction-based programming, especially for high-risk offenders. Recent increases in prison releases have caused explosive growth in the number of offenders under supervision, increased reliance on parole revocations, and exacerbated problems related to caseload management. The prisoner reentry movement has generated several reforms in community corrections to more effectively manage these offenders, including the use of progressive sanction policies to guide responses to violation behavior. This project supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, investigates the effectiveness of recently introduced progressive sanction guidelines governing post-prison offenders under the supervision of the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, the central feature of which is a violation response grid. The overall project consists of four components, which include quantitative analyses of policy implementation and offender recidivism based on coded information from case files, a survey-based process evaluation, and an independently conducted validation study. Tables, figures, references, and appendixes 1-9
Main Term(s): Parole effectiveness
Index Term(s): Recidivism ; Parole ; Post-release programs ; Parole condition violations ; NIJ final report ; NIJ grant-related documents ; Ohio
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2005-IJ-CX-0038
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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