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NCJ Number: 134626 Find in a Library
Title: Day Fine Demonstration Project (FARE Probation)
Corporate Author: Maricopa Cty Superior Court
Adult Probation Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Maricopa Cty Superior Court
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: To incorporate the day fines concept in Maricopa County (Arizona), the court created a new form of probation, called Financial Assessments Related to Employability (FARE); it lies between summary probation (unsupervised) and standard probation (supervised) on the existing sentencing continuum.
Abstract: FARE Probation targets offenders with low treatment and/or supervision needs who have historically received standard probation supervision. An appropriate FARE Probation candidate is a defendant who is convicted of a probation eligible offense in one of the eight geographically diverse demonstration project sentencing divisions and is not a threat to the community. In addition, the ideal defendant is not in need of formal supervision or treatment services, is employable or has a source of income, and does not owe restitution exceeding the day fine. The length of probation is in the hands of the defendant -- the sooner the Financial Assessment is paid, the sooner court supervision is terminated. In willful nonpayment cases, the court has the option of reinstating a term of FARE Probation with an adjusted financial assessment and possibly a term of incarceration in the county jail. 3 tables
Main Term(s): Day fines
Index Term(s): Arizona; First time offenders; Intermediate sanctions
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