Achieving systems change through SVORI. The Multi-site Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative
The 2003 Office of Justice Programs program announcement that heralded SVORI specifically stated that the SVORI funding was not to be used for new programming, but rather for filling gaps and creating partnerships. This was an effort by the program designers to foster systems change that would outlast the specific funding stream of SVORI. Thus, SVORI was “to achieve systems change through multi-agency collaboration and case management strategies.”
Based on a 2006 survey of the SVORI program directors for the 89 SVORI programs1, this Reentry Research in Action discusses the specific successes identified by the SVORI program directors and the types of systems change identified.