King County Graduated Responses Pilot Project
Contracting Agency: Justice Management Institute

Thru funding by the King County (WA) Department of Executive Services, APPA is working in partnership with the Justice Management Institute to conduct an evaluation of the County’s “graduated response” pilot program. Graduated responses refer to a system that imposes incremental responses to both non-compliant and compliant behavior among individuals under community supervision thru the use of sanctions and incentives. The goals of this program are to generate cost-savings, promote increased fairness in the justice system, and leverage other recommendations for justice system improvements.

The project team’s objective is to design and execute an evaluation of the program and to provide recommendations for full-scale implementation of the program. The evaluation includes a statistical analysis of pilot participant outcome data, a qualitative implementation evaluation, and the creation of a cost/benefit analysis plan.

Project Contact
Nathan Lowe
Research Associate
American Probation and Parole Association
PO Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578–1910
Phone: (859) 244-8057
Fax: (859) 244-8001