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Title: PHILADELPHIA - COURT OF COMMON PLEAS - RELEASE ON RECOGNIZANCE PROGRAM - REFUNDING EVALUATION REPORT, JULY 1, 1974 - JANUARY 31, 1975
Author(s): R A WILSON
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Pennsylvania Governor's Justice Cmssn
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Grant Number: PH-237-74A
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 FUNCTIONS OF THIS PROGRAM ARE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COURTS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY FOR RELEASE ON RECOGNIZANCE (ROR) AND TO INSURE THE APPEARANCE OF ROR DEFENDANTS AT HEARINGS AND OTHER PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURES.
Abstract: THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA WERE UTILIZED IN THE EVALUATION METHODOLOGY: THE PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DEFENDANTS GRANTED ROR, THE PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEFENDANTS WHO FAIL TO APPEAR (FTA) AT SCHEDULED HEARINGS, AND THE OVERALL EFFICIENCY INDEX, WHICH PROVIDES A SINGLE INDICATOR OF PROJECT OUTPUT AS COMPARED TO PROJECT INPUT. COMPARING THE PHILADELPHIA ROR PROJECT WITH SIMILAR PROGRAMS IN OTHER LARGE CITIES REVEALS THAT THIS PROJECT IS CONSIDERABLY MORE EFFICIENT, AS JUDGED BY BOTH FTA RATES AND EFFICIENCY INDICES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Bail/Financial Release; Evaluation; Pennsylvania; Pretrial procedures; Pretrial release; Program evaluation; Release on recognizance
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