Building Capacity in Hidalgo County, TX

Hidalgo County, TX Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) began collaborating with George Mason University’s Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) in 2012 to implement evidence-based supervision. Through this partnership, CSCD adopted two translational tools: Staff Undertaking Skills to Advance Innovation (SUSTAIN) and the Risk–Need-Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool. Since 2014, CSCD has more than doubled the amount of programming available to probationers, greatly expanding their capacity to provide services to their probationers! Check out the results of their hard work here.