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CCCN Webinar Highlighting Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Program
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Join the CCCN for a live webinar highlighting:

Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement

(HOPE) Program

Date:   September 23, 2016

Time:   Please note webinar start time/your time zone

9:00-10:30am HST / 12-1:30pm PST / 1:00-2:30pm MST/ 2:00-3:30pm CST / 3:00-4:30pm EST

Target Audience:  Criminal justice professionals and organizations, community-based providers, and those interested in learning more about and / or replicating the HOPE model.

Register Here:


The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) will be hosting a live webinar event with our federal partners and national and local experts to highlight Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE), a collaborative strategy among the court, probation, prosecutors, defense, law enforcement and community treatment providers to effect positive behavioral changes in probationers. HOPE was first conceived of by Judge Steven S. Alm of the O’ahu First Circuit and began as a pilot program in 2004. The HOPE strategy targets higher risk/higher needs offenders, utilizing swift, certain, consistent, and proportionate consequences for non-compliance with probation conditions while maintaining a working alliance with the offender by both the probation officer and the judge.

Within the framework of the National Institute of Corrections’ eight evidence-based principles for recidivism reduction, HOPE assists offenders in the change process in a caring and supportive environment to help probationers succeed on probation and in life. While seemingly a simple theoretical model, HOPE is hard to do, and requires shared leadership within the criminal justice system. Research has shown that the HOPE strategy, when done with fidelity, can be highly successful and is inspiring like efforts in thirty-one states across the country. The CCCN believes that individual jurisdictions can adopt the swift and certain philosophy while modifying it to fit the needs and resources available in local communities. Our network is committed to identifying promising and innovative practices and promoting the use of evidence-based practices.

Objectives for the Webinar

  • Showcase the innovative HOPE Program and how it can be replicated stateside;
  • Discuss HOPE's innovative programmatic design, implementation and evaluation characteristics including:
  • o HOPE's collaboration and systems approach - Court/Probation/Law Enforcement/Community Treatment Providers working together for a common goal;
  • o Buy-in from staff/engagement/inclusion/supporting each other;
  • o Matching probationers to the right services instead of one-size fits all;
  • o Succession planning and sustainability build to success;
  • o Research, randomized control trials, and high level scientific design proving the effectiveness of the program; and
  • Engage the criminal justice system in a live discussion about the HOPE Program, resources for the field, how to access funding through federal resources, ideas for replication of similar approaches, and to motivate our leaders to want to do more.


Judge Steven S. Alm, First Circuit Court, Honolulu, Hawaii (Innovator of Hawaii's HOPE Program)

Angela Hawken, Ph.D., Professor of Public Policy, New York University

Doug Marlowe, JD, Ph.D., Chief of Science, Law, and Policy, National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Penny Stinson, President of National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies, CCCN Member

Scott Taylor, Director of Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, CCCN At-Large Member


Greg Crawford, NIC Correctional Program Specialist


Leslie LeMaster, NIC Correctional Program Specialist

For additional information, see the following resources:

Replicating HOPE: Can others do it as well as Hawaii?

HOPE II: A Follow-up Evaluation of Hawaii's HOPE Program

State of the Art of HOPE Probation  

Preparing for the Webinar

The webinar will be delivered using the WebEx Event Center virtual webinar platform. To participate successfully in a WebEx webinar effectively, you will need an internet enabled computer/ laptop and a telephone with a headset/earbuds.

  • To ensure that you are able to access the platform, please ensure that your IT Administrator gives you access to the NIC WebEx platform at
  • Please access the following link to check and see if your browser will work with Webex test will only take a minute, we at NIC strongly recommend you to run this text prior to connecting to the WebEx platform.
  • When you first access the WebEx platform, your computer will access and run "WebEx Event Manager", a web based application that allows you to experience the webinar platform. Access this link to set it up and check your rich media players prior to accessing the webinar

During this webinar we may share one or more video clips in the WebEx Event Center virtual webinar format. To ensure that you have the most effective learning experience, and can see and hear the video clips as they are shared:

  • Install the latest version of Windows Media Player ( ) or QuickTime ( ) on your computer / laptop prior to the start of the webinar. If these are not installed on your device, you will not be able to see and hear the video clips.
  • Be sure the volume is up on computer / laptop speakers so you can hear video clips.
  • At this time, video clip sharing is not compatible on mobile devices via WebEx Event Center. We recommend you participate in the webinar on a desktop computer or laptop.
  • Please consult with your agency IT Administrator if you have questions regarding your organization's compatibility with these free media player applications.

If you experience technical difficulties during the event, please contact WebEx Technical Support at 1-866-229-3239 for assistance.


We hope that you will join NIC for more presentations like this one at the 2016 Virtual Conference: Leading with Innovation!  scheduled for November 9, 2016!

If you would like to register for the 2016 Virtual Conference click here  

What is the Community Corrections Collaborative Network?

The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) is a network comprised of the leading associations representing 90,000-plus probation, parole, pretrial, and treatment professionals around the country, including the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI), the Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association (FPPOA), the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA), and the National Association of Probation Executives (NAPE).



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