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  NCJ Number: NCJ 178936   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Creating a New Criminal Justice System for the 21st Century: Findings and Results From State and Local Program Evaluations
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  Author(s): Kate Ahern ; Craig Cussimanio ; Nancy Michel ; Laura Parisi ; Marylinda Stawasz ; Kate Wagner
  Project Director: Michael Connelly
  Corporate Author: Justice Research and Statistics Association
United States of America
  Date Published: 2000
  Page Count: 107
  Series: BJA Monographs
  Annotation: This monograph describes and evaluates programs to improve criminal justice systems in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, Oregon, Illinois, Utah, and Oklahoma and provides summary evaluations of State and local multijurisdictional task forces funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
  Abstract: Programs evaluated in the seven States include school-based probation in Pennsylvania, a detention center incarceration program in Virginia, an adult diversion program in New Hampshire, the Multnomah County drug diversion program in Oregon, a homicide and violent crime strike force in the Illinois counties of Madison and St. Clair, alternative incarceration in Utah in the form of a day reporting center, and a drug court program in Oklahoma. The brief summary evaluations of multijurisdictional task forces indicate they have been effective in reducing the availability and use of illegal drugs and in reducing violent crime levels. An appendix contains guidelines and criteria for the nomination of effective criminal justice programs. 50 references
  Main Term(s): Police effectiveness
  Index Term(s): Program evaluation ; Drug prevention programs ; Diversion programs ; Alternatives to institutionalization ; Juvenile probation ; Police crime-prevention ; Criminal justice system effectiveness ; Violence prevention ; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces ; Drug Courts ; BJA grant-related documents ; Day reporting centers ; Illinois ; New Hampshire ; Oklahoma ; Oregon ; Pennsylvania ; Utah ; Virginia
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 95-DD-BX-K011
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  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Effective Programs Monograph No. 2
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