Programs Show Very Promising Results
Preliminary findings of two pilot
probation programs developed by the Judicial Branch are yielding
very promising results, according to a study done by Central
Connecticut State University.
The Branch’s Court Support
Services Division (CSSD) developed the two programs – the
Probation Transition Program and the Technical Violation Unit –
15 months ago. Branch officials implemented these programs in
accordance with CT Public Act 04-234 Sec. 26(a).
The two programs began in October
2004. The Probation Transition Program (PTP) is in place in
Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, New London and Waterbury. It
targets inmates who have terms of probation following their
discharge from the state Department of Correction. The Technical
Violation Unit (TVU) is in six locations – Bridgeport, Hartford,
New Britain, New Haven, New London and Waterbury – and is
intended to reduce the number of probationers sentenced to
incarceration because of technical probation violations with the
ultimate goal of reducing the prison population.
Evaluation of the Court Support Services Division's Probation
Transition Program and Technical Violation Unit - Final Report
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information, please contact Rhonda Stearley-Hebert, External
Affairs Division, at 860-757-2270.