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GeoShadow: Evaluating the Effectiveness of the ODOC's Location-based Offender Monitoring System

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $766,370)

The purpose of the project is to assist in the reduction of offender recidivism by conducting a comprehensive program evaluation of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections' current location-based offender monitoring system in order improve program performance and inform the development of innovative geospatial tools for monitoring and investigation and a management information system that supports the agency's evidence-based practice. The results of this effort will support the development of improved technology and practice for local law enforcement and corrections agencies, as well as for state agencies.


This award completes funding for award #2010-DE-BX-K005. This award was competitively made in response to a proposal submitted by the University of Oklahoma to an NIJ FY2010 solicitation "Developing and Evaluating Location-based Information Systems for Offender Supervision". This award was initially only partially funded.

The goal of this effort is to improve offender supervision. This project involves: (1) conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections' location-based offender monitoring system; and based on that evaluation (2) then developing a geospatial tool kit to enable agencies to respond more effectively to potentially problematic behavior by offenders. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 19, 2010