Judge Alm describes how the HOPE strategy and the drug court, now redirected to focus on higher-risk probationers, can be a very effective combination in the court supervision continuum.  Click on the "Minnesota Law Review" on the left to read the entire article.

A number of people have misunderstood HOPE to be a sanctions-only program.


Law Professor Lorana Bartels visited HOPE Court and understands it to be a client-centered approach which holds probationers accountable while helping them, in a rehabilitative way, to succeed on probation and in life.


          To read the full article, click on the title on the left.

Offender,  Attorney, Judge, Probation Officer, Police Officer, or a Provider this seven (7) minute movie could change your life.  Judge Steven Alm explains how the HOPE Program works to his packed courtroom.




Each year at the National Forum on Criminal Justice, NCJA honors five outstanding criminal justice programs that merit recognition for providing effective services to address crime-related issues in their communities.

Click on this link to watch HOPE on the PBS NewsHour



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Washington has a parole program based on Hawaii's HOPE.  The program in Washington is called SAC. The Huffington Post recently wrote about this and broke down the costs and benefits.  Read the full story by clicking HERE

Al Jazeera's America Tonight's Story on HOPE.


Exceptional story and a MUST

see:  http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/america-tonight-blog/2014/2/6/probation-hawaiihope.html