Enrollment issues among SVORI programs—Update. The Multi-site Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative
As policy makers work toward developing or sustaining prisoner reentry initiatives, an important consideration is the number of individuals to be served by such programs. Given fixed budgets, this consideration involves a tradeoff between the level of services that can be provided and the number of participants that can be served. In addition, meeting enrollment targets requires planning and the management of organizational issues. Using information from the 2005 and 2006 surveys of SVORI program directors (PDs), this brief summarizes issues surrounding enrollment in SVORI programs and is an update of an earlier brief on the same topic that used information from the 2005 PD survey only. Enrollment and other program implementation issues are also explored in Lattimore et al. (2005) and Visher et al. (2007).