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Title: System-Wide Assessment of Criminal Justice Needs
Corporate Author: Institute for Law and Policy Planning
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 244
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for Law and Policy Planning
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report culminates a three-phase research approach to examining the needs of the Orange County (Florida) criminal justice system.
Abstract: The phases included an examination of the jail population, used these findings and other data to assess the system's individual agencies and their interrelationships, and developed findings and preliminary recommendations in order to evaluate plans to use and construct facilities in the county. The study considers all elements of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, prosecution, defense, judiciary, jail and community corrections, and government. The findings indicate that Orange County has been fragmented in its approach to the massive growth of the last decade, leading to overuse, underuse, and misuse of a number of resources including jail beds, courtrooms, personnel, and technology. Recommendations center around the creation of a criminal justice system management group, development of a pre- processing screening unit, development of a continuum of care for managing offenders, identification of management information system needs, and establishment of a domestic violent task force. 29 tables, 24 figures, and 5 appendixes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Florida; Local criminal justice systems; Needs assessment; Prison management
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