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NCJ Number: NCJ 178895     Find in a Library
Title: Workload Measurement for Juvenile Justice System Personnel: Practices and Needs
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Author(s): Hunter Hurst III
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 8
  Series: OJJDP Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series
  Annotation: This bulletin, one in a series featuring Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Program (JAIBG) best practices, describes workload measurements for judges, court-appointed defenders, probation officers, and pretrial service staff.
Abstract: With the growth of juvenile referrals for serious and violent offenses, demands on the limited resources of juvenile courts are greater than ever. To help States meet these demands, the JAIBG program provides Federal funds to increase the number of juvenile court personnel and to enhance the quality of juvenile court pretrial services. To establish appropriate hiring priorities and make the most effective use of such funds, States and local jurisdictions need to be able to analyze current workloads and forecast future needs. Current approaches to measuring judge workloads are described, including weighted caseload, Delphi, and normative methods. Classification systems for probation officers and pretrial service staff are examined, difficulties in developing workload standards are noted, and guidelines on the development of a workload measurement framework for the future are offered. The author indicates that workload measurement skills need to be enhanced to maximize society's return on its investment in juvenile court resources. 37 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile courts
Index Term(s): Caseloads ; Pretrial procedures ; Caseload management ; Court personnel ; Public defenders ; Juvenile probation officers ; Juvenile judges ; Juvenile offenders
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
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Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: JAIBG Bulletin (November 1999).
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