Sentencing and sanctions
Leveraging Technology To Enhance Community Supervision: Identifying Needs To Address Current and Emerging Concerns
The panel presentations from the 2009 NIJ Conference are based on an NIJ-sponsored evaluation of the effectiveness of Kansas Senate Bill 123, which mandates community-based drug abuse treatment for drug possession by nonviolent offenders in lieu of prison.
At the conclusion of the judicial process, a judge may sentence an individual convicted of a crime to some type of penalty or sanction, such as a decree of imprisonment, a fine, or other punishments.
Alternatives to detention and confinement are approaches in lieu of incarceration when other options such as treatment, community-based sanctions, or residential placements are more appropriate. Successfully completing these types of programs typically result in a charge being dropped or reduced, while failure may result in the restoration or heightening of the original penalties.
NIJ administers the funding programs to enhance and assist forensic labs in multiple areas.
General information, based on the most recent year's solicitation, is provided for each program. Be sure to read carefully any current solicitation applying to any of these programs.
The number of men and women under correctional supervision remains a key area of concern and research for NIJ. As the research and evaluation arm of the Department of Justice, NIJ is committed to empirically exploring issues of interest for the field of corrections.