Sponsors: National Institute of Corrections
The Center for Effective Public Policy (the Center), in partnership with The Carey Group and with funding by the National Institute of Corrections, is continuing to advance the concept of dosage probation through collaborations with Dodge, Fillmore, and Olmstead (DFO) Community Corrections, a tri-county jurisdiction in Minnesota, and the Minnesota Department of Correction. The Minnesota Dosage Project serves as an intermediary step to expanding the dosage probation model to additional, future pilot sites. The Center will lead an assessment of these jurisdictions based on rigorous eligibility criteria and their readiness to support and implement the dosage probation model. The project will end with recommendations about the viability of these jurisdictions as future dosage probation pilot sites.
The dosage probation model suggests that how long an individual is under supervision should be determined by the type and number of hours of intervention that the research indicates is necessary to reduce their risk for reoffense, as opposed to a prescribed term of probation, such as 3, 4, 5, etc. years. To date, the model has been piloted in three jurisdictions across the country and holds promise for the more efficient use of limited resources for supervision while decreasing recidivism and maximizing public safety.