How Budget Cuts are Affecting Federal Probation Officers

Court officials are bemoaning cuts to the federal budget that they say have already jeopardized public safety. And more cuts are set to take place. Probation and pretrial services officials, those professionals responsible for overseeing individuals convicted of federal crimes, …

Hawaii’s HOPE Program Gains National Recognition

A tough love approach appears to be the solution to Hawaii’s troubled probation system. Hawaii recently enacted a program called Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE), which is designed to address repeat offenders with drug and alcohol problems. HOPE has …