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Title: Performance Measurement for Justice Information System Projects
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Michael Geerken
Corporate Author: Center for Society, Law and Justice, Texas State University
United States of America
Date Published: 03/2008
Page Count: 88
  Annotation: This guide assists criminal justice professionals in the development of performance measures in the course of planning and designing new information-technology projects related to information sharing.
Abstract: The guide offers comments and advice on the process of developing performance measures and provides a catalog of examples for specific types of projects. The guide is also designed to assist criminal justice information-sharing professionals in implementing special summary performance measures that the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has developed to meet its responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act, which requires all Federal agencies to provide performance measures for assessing the value of their funding programs. The guide and catalog of examples focuses on the three types of performance measures most useful for determining the result of an agency's project: "output" measures (any product of a project activity); "outcome" measures (the consequences of a program or project); and "efficiency" measures (the effect of the project on a criminal justice agency's efficiency in its use of resources). After defining these types of performance measures, the characteristics of good performance measures are outlined. Four chapters then answer the following questions: Which goals does the project help achieve? How does the project help the agency achieve its goals? What are the best measures of the agency's goals? How should performance measures best be implemented? The chapters of Part II of this guide present the seven summary performance measures BJA has identified for the management and justification of its funding investments, together with guidance for implementing them. Part II also provides examples of project-specific measures for the grantee. Appended supplementary information
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Performance requirements ; Criminal justice information systems ; Information dissemination ; BJA grant-related documents ; Performance Measures
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2005-DD-BX-K042
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Technical Assistance
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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