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Research on Office of Community Corrections (OCC) programs shows incarceration alternatives provide potential for cost savings and equity.
4/13/2021
  • Massachusetts Probation Service

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In an April 2021 article the Pew Charitable Trusts summarized the results of their Results First research partnership with the Trial Court launched in June 2018. The effort examined Massachusetts Probation Service programs operated at 18 community corrections centers across the state, including the center in Brockton. The goal was to determine whether there is data-driven evidence that these programs improve client outcomes and ensure that public funds are being used effectively. The evidence-based research demonstrates that most of the behavioral health and employment interventions provided to defendants on probation at the community corrections center in Brockton are effective. To read the article that details the research findings, please see: Massachusetts Probation Service Offers Innovative Alternatives to Incarceration.

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MPS's main goal is to keep communities safe and to provide people on probation with the rehabilitative tools they need to live a productive and law-abiding life.

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