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    Supervision With Intensive enForcemenT (SWIFT) was a pilot program implemented in 2012 in Tarrant County, TX. It employed the principles of SCF and evaluation showed it to be effective at reducing repeat offending and jail time for probationers.

Fort Worth


Supervision With Intensive enForcemenT (SWIFT) was a pilot program implemented in 2012 in Tarrant County, TX. It employed the principles of SCF and evaluation showed it to be effective at reducing repeat offending and jail time for probationers.

Fort Worth is also one of pilot sites for the work of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. The NI focuses on issues of procedural justice, implicit bias, and reconciliation with the goal of improving relationships and building trust between law enforcement and those it serves. 



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Survey: How Do People in High-Crime, Low-Income Communities View the Police?

February 2017  |  Urban Institute  

"The survey found that while residents of these neighborhoods are distrustful of police, they nevertheless want to cooperate and partner with police to make their communities safer. A door-to-door survey in high-crime neighborhoods of six cities found that less than a third of residents believe police respect people’s rights, but the vast majority believe laws should be strictly followed and many would volunteer their time to help police solve crimes, find suspects, and discuss crime in their neighborhood."

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New Fort Worth chief touts community policing at swearing-in

October 2015  |  Fort Worth Star-Telegram   

"In a 20-minute speech Tuesday, new Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald touted the importance of community policing. It was clear that the 44-year-old, most recently police chief in Allentown, Pa., is serious about that approach."

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Lowering the Deadly Cost of Drug Abuse: Clear Legal Sanctions Can Get Users Off Drugs

March 2014  |  The New York Times  

UCLA Luskin's professor of public policy Mark Kleiman discusses how using SCF sanctions as a complement to drug treatment can encourage users to get off drugs on NYT's Room for Debate.

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Probation Program Set for Trial Run in Texas

August 2012  |  The Texas Tribune  

Todd Wiseman / Michael Coghlan

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SWIFT Sanctions Can Change Adult Probation in Tarrant County

April 2012  |  Texas Public Policy Foundation  

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