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Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities

The Smart Supervision Program provides grants and assistance to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop and implement more effective and evidence-based probation and parole practices that effectively address individuals’ needs and reduce recidivism.

The goals of the Smart Supervision Program are to develop and test innovative strategies and implement evidence-based probation and parole approaches that improve supervision success rates, thereby increasing community safety and reducing violent and other crime, reducing admissions to prison and returns to prisons and jails, and ultimately saving taxpayer dollars.

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