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NCJ Number: 30683 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PHILADELPHIA - COURT OF COMMON PLEAS - INVESTIGATION AND WARRANT SERVICE UNIT - REFUNDING EVALUATION REPORT, JULY 1, 1974 - JANUARY 31, 1975
Author(s): R A WILSON
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Pennsylvania Governor's Justice Cmssn
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Grant Number: PH-238-74A
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE INVESTIGATION AND WARRANT SERVICE UNIT COMMUNICATES WITH DEFENDANTS CONCERNING THEIR SCHEDULED APPEARANCES IN COURT AND SERVES WARRANTS TO THEM IF THEY FAIL TO SHOW.
Abstract: THIS EVALUATION MEASURED THE EFFICIENCY OF THE PROGRAM AND SHOWED THE FOLLOWING RESULTS: A DECREASE IN THE PERCENTAGE OF DEFENDANTS FAILING TO APPEAR AT SCHEDULED HEARINGS; A DECREASE IN THE PERCENTAGE OF DEFENDANTS CLASSIFIED AS FUGITIVES; AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF FUGITIVES SURRENDERING VOLUNTARILY; AN INCREASE IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF WARRANTS SERVED; AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF WARRANTS SERVED PER MAN-HOUR; A DECREASE IN THE AVERAGE INVESTIGATIVE COST PER RETIRED WARRANT; AND AN INCREASE IN THE OVERALL ROR (RELEASE ON RECOGNIZANCE) EFFICIENCY INDEX (WHICH PROVIDES A GENERAL RATIO OF PROJECT OUTPUT). A COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS ALSO REVEALED THAT THE AVERAGE INVESTIGATIVE COST PER WARRANT DROPPED FROM ABOUT 30 DOLLARS TO ABOUT 18 DOLLARS, A DECREASE OF ABOUT 40 PERCENT. REFUNDING OF THE PROJECT IS RECOMMENDED.
Index Term(s): Bail jumping; Cost effectiveness analysis; Evaluation; Pennsylvania; Program evaluation; Release on recognizance; Warrants
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