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SANDAG conducts research studies to assist policymakers and criminal justice officials in assessing programs targeted at the adult offender population.

Current Adults Projects

Project Safe Neighborhoods Research Partner

Compiles timely statistics related to gun violence.

Alternatives to Incarceration

Conducts a data-driven approach to identifying the primary policy drivers of reduced incarceration rates during the period of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Past Adults Projects

Community Sex Offender Management Implementation Project

Through a collaborative effort with a group of multi-disciplines, standards for sex offender management were established.

Monitoring the Illegal Firearms Market

Expanded the knowledge of how offenders obtain guns, their reasons for doing so, and the nature of the gun market, with a focus on role of gangs, drug markets, and drug use.

Senate Bill 618

An evaluation of local collaboration to provide better reentry services to state inmates.

Smart Probation

An evaluation of San Diego County Probation Department’s effort to implement evidence-based practices in the Post-Release Offender Division.

Veterans Moving Forward

An evaluation of the VMF program, which was designed to address common issues found in this population and reduce recidivism.

San Diego Community Justice Initiative

Expanded an existing program by assessing clients on their risk and needs, better linking clients to service providers, strengthening the current documentation effort to ensure decisions and strategies are informed by data, and engaging with the community to a greater degree to ensure restorative justice.

S.T.A.R. Project

Aims to implement a collaborative public health and public safety enhanced Probation supervision strategy based on the latest evidence-based practice research.

Prop 47

This project serves adults who have been cited, arrested, booked into jail, and/or charged or convicted of a misdemeanor offense.

Assembly Bill 109

An evaluation of Public Safety Realignment implementation and its outcomes.