Dosage-Based Probation as an Effective Intervention


The intent of this solicitation is to expand on the foundation of work that NIC has led on offender risk reduction. “Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Community Corrections: The Principles of Effective Interventions” outlines a framework of strategies that, when jurisdictions implement them correctly, lead to reductions in offender risk. It further suggests that these principles are in developmental order, do not operate in a vacuum, and are highly interdependent. This project will focus on the development of the third principle, Target Interventions: Dosage. It will also call for the integration of dosage into the other more established principles of risk, need, and responsivity. Dosage-based probation must be guided by the actuarial risk of the offender. After determining the offender’s risk, it is then necessary to assess and target the individual criminogenic needs of the offender so that treatment, interventions, and conditions will match to the offender’s identified needs. The intensity, duration, and frequency of treatment, interventions, conditions, and/or dosage should match the level of offender risk and be reassessed routinely to determine their effectiveness.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/07/2012 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
Dosage-based probation research
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
An eligible applicant is any public or private agency, educational institution, organization, individual, or team with expertise in the described areas.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Pamela Davison
Administrative Assistant
Phone 202-353-0484
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $100,000.00


Related Federal Grants

Federal Grants Resources