[vc_row][vc_column][trx_title style=”underline”]Objective C2: Sanctions for Probation and Parole Violators[/trx_title][vc_tta_pageable no_fill_content_area=”1″ active_section=”1″ pagination_color=”black”][vc_tta_section title=”Section 1″ tab_id=”1571871988885-d5141fd4-dd8c”][vc_column_text]Of the 12,588 people entering state prison last year, 5,061 – or 40 percent – were probationers or parolees sent to prison because they violated supervision conditions.48 Human behavior research across many decades indicates that an immediate response to behavior is always more effective than a delayed response.49 Any response that requires secure confinement can have negative consequences on positive supports an offender has in the community. Even a short period of detention or incarceration can cause offenders to lose jobs, housing, or custody of their children. Additionally, confinement is significantly higher cost to taxpayers. The “Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF)” approach to community supervision reduces reoffending, arrest, and incarceration by replacing unpredictable and high-level sanctions for probation and parole violations with swift, certain, but proportionate penalties.

Enacted by the TN General Assembly, the Public Safety Act of 2016 included a retooling of community supervision to reduce the number of people returning to prison for probation and parole violations when their noncompliance does not rise to the level of a new criminal offense. Specifically, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) has a robust sanctions matrix that provides a range of sanctions for violations that officers can quickly impose. These community-based sanctions are now the preferred response when offenders violate the terms of their supervision. The partners of the Crime Commission will work with TDOC, judges, probation and parole officers and others to promote and ensure the effective implementation of this new system of swift, certain and fair administrative sanctions in Shelby County.

Key Objective Outcomes:

  1. Reduce the number of individuals from Shelby County incarcerated for violating conditions of probation or parole by at least 25% by 2021.
  2. Of those on probation or parole in Shelby County, reduce the percent convicted of a new felony within a year and within 3 years of when their supervision began by at least 30% by 2021.

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