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NCJ Number: NCJ 240670     Find in a Library
Title: Statewide Coordination of Problem-Solving Courts: A Snapshot of Five States
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Author(s): Elvita Dominique
Corporate Author: Center for Court Innovation
United States of America
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 10
  Annotation: This document identifies the most common goals of statewide coordination in problem-solving courts.
Abstract: This document draws upon that roundtable discussion as well as interviews with statewide coordinators in five jurisdictions (California, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, and New York) to identify the most common goals of statewide coordination; evaluate the effectiveness of these coordination efforts; verify the challenges encountered along the way; and provide the lessons learned. Results indicate that all the statewide coordinators acknowledged that they had an important role to play in helping to find resources for problem-solving courts; that the statewide coordinators use research and evaluation as tools to achieve many of the other goals identified in this fact sheet; that research and evaluation are central to fundraising, improving court performance, and training; that statewide coordinators recommended a number of ways to promote strong research and evaluation practices; that statewide coordination has played an important role in improving information management technology to support court operations, program management, and research; and that statewide coordinators work both internally and externally to advance the concept of problem-solving justice.
Main Term(s): State courts ; State-by-state analyses
Index Term(s): Court of limited jurisdiction ; Court management ; Court research ; Criminal justice system coordination ; Alternative court procedures ; BJA grant-related documents ; State-specific
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2009-DC-BX K018
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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