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August 2017    /   Probation

Less Is More: How Reducing Probation Populations Can Improve Outcomes

by Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management

Paper that argues for the continued reduction of the probation population, with the goal of a 50% reduction within 10 years. Includes a history of probation supervision, an overview of probation conditions and fees, information about probation success, and an example of a jurisdiction that has downsized probation numbers: New York City.

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