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NYC Probation on Track

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This article describes the New York City Department of Probation's Adult Supervision Restructuring (ASR) program designed to meet the needs of various levels of nonviolent and violent probationers to better manage and measure the success of probationers.
For years, the New York City Department of Probation (NYCDOP) measured success using the "contact model" of probation; the probationer meeting the number of required contacts with his/her probation officer. However, this model was unable to produce any real, tangible results on measuring outcome. In 1992, the NYCDOP changed how it managed its probation services and created the Adult Supervision Restructuring (ASR) program. The ASR program is designed to meet the needs of various levels of nonviolent and violence-prone probationers through a redesigned classification system and technology. Offenders deemed high-risk for violent reoffending are placed in the Enforcement Track. The Special Conditions Track is for probationers not considered violence prone. In the Reporting Track, technology is apparent with the use of automated reporting kiosks. This article describes the ASR program and its potential in lowering recidivism rates.

Date Published: January 1, 2001