MiHOPE is a 5-year intensive probation program that targets high-risk felony offenders who meet certain eligibility criteria. For instance, MiHOPE participants often have a history of probation violations or failing to successfully complete traditional probation. MiHOPE offers them one, often final, chance to avoid prison so long as they are able to be safely and effectively monitored in the community without endangering themselves or the public at-large. Common requirements of the MiHOPE program include residential treatment, individual and group counseling, frequent tests for substance use, and curfews. A probationer can successfully complete probation early by remaining violation free for two years.