More Than the Sum of Its Parts Why Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) program works

Overview

Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) is an innovative approach to community supervision that uses short, swift, and certain jail sentences as sanctions for violations. Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections produced this policy brief to discuss HOPE and emphasize that programs hoping to duplicate its efforts should apply all of its key elements. (Hawaii First Circuit Judge Steven Alm started HOPE in 2004 and has written about this brief for Vera’s website as a guest blogger.