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Posted: Wednesday, 26 March 2014 2:40PM

Sen. Proos, Hawaii Judge Alm Tout Success Of Probation Reforms

To discuss probation reforms to reduce crime and costs, state Senator John Proos welcomed Judge Steven Alm of Hawaii to Lansing Wednesday. Alm is the creator of the Honest Opportunity with Probation Enforcement program. Which was the inspiration for Michigan's Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program.



Proos says the proven results of the HOPE program were the main reasons he brought it to Michigan. In one year, probationers in Hawaii’s program were 55% less likely to be arrested for a new crime, 72% less likely to use drugs and 53% less likely to have their probation revoked than the control group. As a result, they also served or were sentenced to an average of 48% fewer days of incarceration.

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