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Title: Evaluation of Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces Project: Phase I Final Report
Series: NIJ Research Report
Author(s): David W. Hayeslip Ph.D.; Malcolm L. Russell-Einhorn J.D.
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: September 2002
Page Count: 227
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 1999-DD-BX-0034
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report represents Phase I of a project designed to evaluate the missions and effectiveness of multijurisdictional drug task forces (MJTFs).
Abstract: The study, entitled Evaluation of Multijurisdictional Task Forces Project, was undertaken by Abt Associates in 1999, with support from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The project was designed in two phases; the first phase elaborates evaluation methodologies that can be used by State administrative agencies, individual task forces, and others, while the second phase field tests these methodologies to evaluate transferability, ease of use, and effectiveness at the State and local levels. This report on Phase I is organized into five sections, reflecting the different stages of methodology development. The first section reviews the research literature about previous MJTF evaluations. The literature review revealed that almost no attention has been given to the effects of MJTFs on regional and local environments. The second section describes two mail surveys that were administered as part of the methodology development process. One survey was administered to State administrative agencies and collected information about their use of task forces. The second survey was administered to MJTFs and collected information about their operations. The third section of the report recounts the findings from site visits to 6 States and 18 task forces. The site visits revealed that MJTFs play an integral role in local drug enforcement efforts. The fourth and fifth sections describe the development and testing of different methodologies. The fourth section explains the process involved in developing the research questions, measures to be used, and the study design. The fifth section focuses on the administration and results of the pre-tests. Results revealed that the proposed methodologies were appropriate and able to be implemented at State and local levels. Appendices
Main Term(s): BJS final report; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system effectiveness; NIJ grant-related documents; Research and development; Research design; Research methods
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