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Step 7 - Identify Community Service Provider Partners

Central to the dosage probation model is the delivery of effective, risk-reducing treatment services—in the necessary amount. In many jurisdictions, community service providers will contribute a significant portion of clients’ dosage hours. Therefore, forming partnerships with service providers whose programming is evidence-based is crucial.

While virtually every community in the country has some, if not many, resources available to serve the justice-involved population, much work must be done to understand the effectiveness of those services, ensure that they are evidence-based, and thoughtfully integrate them into a strategically designed and administered case plan.