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NCJ Number: 251759 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of the Honest Opportunity Probation With Enforcement Demonstration Field Experiment (HOPE DFE), Appendix Volume 1
Author(s): Pamela K. Lattimore; Debbie Dawes; Doris L. MacKenzie; Gary Zajac
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America
Date Published: June 2018
Page Count: 72
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2011-RY-BX-0003
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: 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).
Abstract: 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.
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ final report; Probation effectiveness; Program evaluation; Program evaluation review techniques
Note: For the main report, see NCJ-251758 and for other appendixes, see NCJ-251760-61.
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