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Baltimore PD gets $750k from feds to ‘supervise’ high-risk parolees; other programs

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The Department of Justice has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Baltimore Police Department Community Collaboration Division to improve supervision strategies that will reduce recidivism rates in Baltimore City announced Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning.

The objectives of the Smart Supervision Program are to improve supervision strategies that will reduce recidivism, promote and increase collaboration among agencies and officials who work in probation, parole, pretrial, law enforcement, treatment, reentry, and related community corrections fields and to develop and implement strategies for the identification, supervision, and treatment of “high-risk/high-needs” supervisees.

Since 2015, The Baltimore Police Department Community Collaboration Division (BPD-CCD) Reentry Program has created partnerships with service providers, local, state, and federal agencies. The mission of the BPD-CCD Reentry Program is to reduce recidivism rates in Baltimore City by providing case management and connecting offenders to service providers.

The Smart Supervision Program seeks to improve the capacity and effectiveness of community supervision agencies to increase parole and probation success rates and reduce the number of crimes committed by those under supervision, which would in turn reduce admissions to prisons and jails and save taxpayer dollars.

The Baltimore Police Department Community Collaboration Division was one of seven awardees across various jurisdictions in the United States. The Community Collaboration Division partnered with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Division of Parole and Probation and local service providers to expand evidence-based practices and principles to improve the delivery of probation and parole supervision strategies and practices.

“I’m excited that we received this grant based on the work of the Community Collaboration Division,” said Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. “We have an obligation to focus on those rejoining our community to ensure resources are in place and available in order to put people on the right path for success.”

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