Sustainability of SVORI programs. The Multi-site Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative
Grantees funded under the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) were charged with planning, implementing, and developing a sustainability plan for their programs over a 3-year award period. This report outlines sustainability efforts and specific continuation plans among the SVORI programs and summarizes key factors related to sustainability such as interagency collaboration, political climate, and attitudes about continuation. The findings are based on a survey of the program directors for all 89 SVORI programs.
As of June 2005, the vast majority (89%) of SVORI program directors indicated that they planned to continue or expand their programs once SVORI funding ends. However, only 15% of the programs that expect to continue or expand SVORI reported having sufficient funds to operate at the current level, and over half (58%) reported that continuation would require additional Federal funds.