HOPE program pilots strong probation methods for addicts without mandatory drug treatment. Drug courts have been at the forefront of using strong probation methods in Texas and throughout the country, but evidence-based practices in community supervision are applicable to all sorts of crimes and dont necessarily involve drug treatment. So I was interested to read this discussion from Reuters distinguishing drug courts from the much-ballyhooed HOPE program out of Hawaii:

via Grits for Breakfast: HOPE program pilots strong probation methods for addicts without mandatory drug treatment.

For more information about the Hope Program you can read this PDF: HOPEPROBATION