How to realize the state’s vision for effective community supervision to STOP the cycle of crim

Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) conducted an analysis of data related to Texas community supervision practices to help advance data-driven reforms that strengthen the effective use of criminal justice resources, further reduce recidivism and stabilize families. The analysis points to some signs that the probation system is not operating as safely and effectively as it could. Data demonstrates that many thousands of people sentenced to probation fail the terms of their probation and are re-incarcerated, or opt to serve time in jail instead of probation when probation should be the more effective sentence, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Best practices in community supervision can reduce probation failures and incarceration costs, and more effectively stop the cycle of crime.

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