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"Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences

posted Mar 4, 2014, 11:54 AM by Larry Barker

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has announced the publication of a paper called “Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences.” The introduction states:

This publication augments the growing body of evidence that supports a new model for sentencing and supervision decisions—one that considers the provision of needs-based interventions in the appropriate dose along with the risk, need, and responsivity principles, the importance of behavior change-oriented supervision (rather than supervision focused primarily on surveillance), the use of evidence-based interventions, and the application of core correctional practices by corrections professionals.

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