The Maricopa County FARE Probation Experiment: An Effort to Introduce a Means-Based Monetary Sanction as a Targeted Felony-Level Intermediate Sanction

In 1987 the State Justice Institute funded a demonstration project in Phoenix, Arizona to illustrate the application of the day fine concept in creating a systematic approach to scaling affordable, enforceable monetary sanctions. What emerged was a whole new probation option — a “sole-sanction” monetary penalty which came to be named FARE Probation (Financial Assessment Related to Employability). The new intermediate sanction was designed for use in lieu of standard probation for offenders who require no special services or structured supervision. This report is meant to provide an overview of the pilot project’s planning and implementation.

The Maricopa County FARE Probation Experiment: An Effort to Introduce a Means-Based Monetary Sanction as a Targeted Felony-level Intermediate Sanction