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NCJ Number: 247216 Find in a Library
Title: Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Performance Measure Quality Assurance Plan - October 2011 to March 2012
Corporate Author: CSR Incorporated
United States of America
Date Published: August 2012
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
CSR Incorporated
Arlington, VA 22201
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Contract Number: GS-10F-0114L
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the last of a series of reports commissioned by the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) designed to respond to the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO’s) recommendation that BJA develop a plan to assess the quality of performance data and further refine performance measures for the Adult Drug Court (ADC) Discretionary Grant Program, which funds new and existing adult drug court programs in their initiation and enhancement of operations and services.
Abstract: From October 2011 to March 2012, ADC grantees submitted performance data on the first round of revised performance measures for the first two reporting periods (October 1, 2011, to December 31, 2011, and January 1, 2012, to March 31, 2012. This summary report is based on an analysis of these two quarters of performance data, along with information provided by American University’s staff from their outreach with grantees beginning new drug courts (“implementation” grantees) and expanding existing drug courts (“enhancement” grantees). Recommendations for the further refinement of the performance measures are also discussed. Implementation grantees submitted performance information across three broad categories of questions: general award, program characteristics, and participant-level measures. Enhancement grantees submitted performance information across four broad categories of questions: general award, program characteristics, program-level measures, and participant-level measures. Tables show revised performance measures for enhancement grantees and implementation grantees, along with recommendations for further revisions and the justification for each recommendation. 20 tables
Main Term(s): Drug Courts
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; Grants or contracts; Performance Measures; Performance requirements; Quality control
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