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Title: DENVER - COURT DIAGNOSTIC CENTER - IMPACT CITIES PROJECT - FINAL REPORT, 1974
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Denver Cnty Court Diagnostic Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 108
Sponsoring Agency: Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
Denver, CO 80215
Denver Cnty Court Diagnostic Ctr
Denver, CO 80202
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 73-ED-08-0009; 73-1C-0036
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT DISCUSSES THE PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, AND DEVELOPMENT OF A COURT-BASED DIAGNOSTIC CENTER TO PROVIDE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATIONS FOR FELONY OFFENDERS UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR PROBATION.
Abstract: ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM ARE FELONY OFFENDERS ALREADY BEING SUPERVISED BY PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICERS. THE CENTER WAS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION (IN ADDITION TO PRE-SENTENCE REPORTS) TO AID IN SENTENCING A DEFENDANT OR IN HELPING SUPERVISING PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICERS PLAN PROGRAMS FOR THE PEOPLE ON THEIR CASELOADS. THE RESULTS OF A USERS' SURVEY INDICATED THE NEED FOR MORE FORMAL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN USERS OF THE CENTER'S SERVICES AND STAFF REGARDING USER EXPECTATIONS AND WHAT THE EVALUATIONS CAN AND CAN NOT PROVIDE. IN GENERAL, THE SURVEY REVEALED NEARLY TOTAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE CENTER'S SERVICES. HOWEVER, THE SUPPORT OF THE DISTRICT COURT JUDGES WAS SEEN AS CRITICAL TO CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE FELONY DIAGNOSTIC PROGRAM SINCE THE CENTER IS FUNDED PRIMARILY BY THE CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER AND THOSE WHO ARE REFERRED FOR EVALUATION. THIS REPORT ALSO INCLUDES THE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS OF A RESEARCH STUDY ON THE DIFFERENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF IMPACT OFFENDERS BASED ON DATA COLLECTED ON THESE AND OTHER OFFENDERS REFERRED TO THE DIAGNOSTIC CENTER FOR EVALUATION. NARRATIVE PROFILES ON IMPACT OFFENDERS ARE INCLUDED (BOTH DEMOGRAPHIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DATA). THE EXTENSIVE APPENDIX CONTAINS A COPY OF THE 1974 PROGRAM RESEARCH EVALUATION REPORT (INCLUDING A COPY OF THE USER OPINION QUESTIONNAIRE) AND SAMPLE OFFENDER EVALUATIONS AND PRE-SENTENCE REPORTS.
Index Term(s): Colorado; Court clinics; Diagnostic and reception processing; Felony; Impact cities; Probation; Probation or parole services; Psychological evaluation
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