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NCJ Number: NCJ 223567     Find in a Library
Title: Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Key Measures
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Victor E. Flango Ph.D. ; Neal Kauder
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America

VisualResearch, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2008
Page Count: 44
  Annotation: This volume of the toolkit outlines nine measures that have been identified as key to determining court performance in child abuse and neglect cases and discusses the goal of each measure, data requirements, calculation and interpretation, and important related measures.
Abstract: The key set of performance measures proposed in this toolkit, supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), are intended to (1) increase national awareness of the importance of court performance measurement in child welfare cases, (2) improve data sharing between courts and child welfare agencies to enable performance measures to be generated, (3) increase general understanding of court performance measures, and (4) encourage the development of technology that would produce court performance measures as a part of regular case management system reports. The nine key court performance measures presented and outlined in this volume include: (1) child safety while under court jurisdiction, (2) child safety after release from court jurisdiction, (3) achievement of child permanency, (4) number of judges per case, (5) service of process to parties, (6) time to permanent placement, (7) time to adjudication, (8) time to first permanency hearing, and (9) time to termination of parental rights. This volume is one of five in a toolkit designed and tested to provide practical and comprehensive guidance to the critical task of measuring court performance in child abuse and neglect cases. List of terms and endnotes
Main Term(s): Child abuse and neglect hearings
Index Term(s): Court reorganization ; Testing and measurement ; Program evaluation ; Evaluation techniques ; Evaluation criteria ; Court reform ; Evaluation utilization ; OJJDP grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Admin for Children, Youth, and Families
United States of America

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003-JS-FX-K008;90XW0008
Sale Source: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Downloaded on March 4, 2009. See NCJ-223568-69 and NCJ-223571 for additional volumes in the toolkit.
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