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NCJ Number: 31534 Find in a Library
Title: NATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE PILOT CITIES PROGRAM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Author(s): C A MURRAY; R E KRUG
Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
Ctr for Effective Collaboration and Practice
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: American Institutes for Research
Washington, DC 20007
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
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Contract Number: J-LEAA-016-74
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE CENTRAL PILOT CITIES CONCEPT IS THAT A SMALL INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM (POLICE, COURTS, CORRECTIONS, AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS) CAN BE INTRODUCED INTO A LOCAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND PRODUCE POSITIVE CHANGE.
Abstract: THE EVALUATOR'S CONCLUSIONS OF THE TOTAL PROGRAM AS CARRIED OUT IN THE DESIGNATED EIGHT CITIES ARE THAT, 'THE CENTRAL CONCEPT OF THE PILOT CITIES PROGRAM IS SOUND; IT IS AN EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO IMPROVING LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, AND IS ONE WHICH SHOULD BE APPLIED FURTHER.' A SMALL TEAM OF EXPERTS IN POLICE, COURTS, CORRECTIONS, AND SYSTEM ANALYSIS WERE INSTALLED AS AN INDEPENDENT UNIT WORKING WITH ALL ASPECTS OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT/CRIMINAL JUSTICE (LE/CJ) SYSTEM, ACROSS CITY AND COUNTY BOUNDARIES TO INTRODUCE THE BEST IN AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES AND TO ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF BETTER ONES. THREE TYPES OF ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED - DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS, PILOT RESEARCH, AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO LOCAL LE/CJ AGENCIES. THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE TEAMS IN SAN JOSE; TIDEWATER VIRGINIA; ROCHESTER, NEW YORK; CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA; DES MOINES; DAYTON; ALBUQUERQUE; AND OMAHA ARE ASSESSED IN TERMS OF TWO OBJECTIVES - TO BUILD THE CAPABILITY OF THE LOCAL LE/CJ SYSTEM AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO NATIONAL LE/CJ THEORY AND PRACTICE. THE EVALUATORS STATE THAT IMPROVEMENT AND INNOVATIONS ARE VERY DIFFERENT TASKS, THAT MOST LOCAL SYSTEMS CAN IMPROVE THEIR LE/CJ SYSTEMS BY APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNIQUES ALREADY AVAILABLE, AND THAT THE PILOT TEAM APPROACH CAN BE QUITE AN EFFICIENT MEANS OF INTRODUCING THESE COST EFFECTIVE CHANGES. HOWEVER, THERE IS A RECOMMENDATION THAT LEAA SHOULD REASSESS HOW BEST TO STIMULATE ADVANCES IN THE STATE OF THE ART. FOR THE FULL REPORT, SEE NCJ-31535. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED) (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): California; Criminal justice system planning; Evaluation; Iowa; Nebraska; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pilot cities; Program evaluation; Summaries; Virginia
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