Test, Modify and Retest: An Agenda for Evaluating ISPs
Contracting Agency: National Institute of Justice

This project sought to evaluate a prototypical ISP model that had been developed under BJA funding. The premise of this new model is that ISPs can effectively promote behavioral change in offenders by focusing on the provision of intense services rather than exclusive surveillance and incapacitative measures and thereby achieve the goals of reduced recidivism and enhanced public safety. At three of the BJA sites an experimental process and impact evaluation of this model was conducted. The implementation processes was examined as well as outcome measures such as referrals, absconder rates, employment and education.