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Work Release Centers, Day Reporting Centers, and Halfway Houses: What Impact do They Have on Public Safety

This webinar will provide a general overview of work release centers, day reporting centers, and halfway houses. The presenter will discuss the specific target groups for which these sanctions are designed and how various jurisdictions identify and assign offenders to these programs. The presenter will also discuss how these options might be used in combination with other promising practices, specifically looking at the Hawaii Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) model, which incorporates “swift and certain” responses when a probationer violates conditions of probation in order to correct anti-social behavior at reasonable costs. The last half hour of the webinar will be reserved for attendees to ask the presenter questions. To download a PDF of the PowerPoint slides used during this webinar, click here.