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Title: JUDICIAL PILOT PROGRAM OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - EVALUATION REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
Western Regional Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 61
Sponsoring Agency: California Council on Criminal Justice
Sacramento, CA 95823
National Ctr for State Courts
San Francisco, CA 94108
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 74-DF-09-0036
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: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT AND OBJECTIVES ACHIEVEMENT FOR THIS PROJECT WHICH WAS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP JUDICIAL STANDARDS AND GOALS AND TO EXAMINE THE ROLE OF THE JUDICIARY OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM.
Abstract: A THIRD OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO DEVELOP A NEW PROCESS THROUGH WHICH CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES COULD BE ADDRESSED. THE EVALUATION METHODS CONSISTED OF A REVIEW OF THE TERMS OF THE GRANT AWARD, AN EXAMINATION OF DOCUMENTATION CONCERNING THE PROGRAM'S HISTORY AND ADMINISTRATION, AND AN ANALYSIS OF APPROXIMATELY 30 PERSONAL INTERVIEWS WITH JUDGES, REPRESENTATIVES OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF CITIZEN INTEREST GROUPS. THE EVALUATORS NOTED THAT SINCE THE GRANT PROPOSAL WAS COUCHED IN VAGUE TERMS, EVALUATION WAS DIFFICULT. THE OBJECTIVE OF DEVELOPING JUDICIAL STANDARDS AND GOALS WAS CONSIDERED TO BE ACHIEVED THROUGH THE FORMULATION OF A STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES FOR THE JUDICIARY WHICH SETS FORTH JUDICIAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN POLICY-MAKING, POST-CONVICTION ACTIVITIES, JUDICIAL EDUCATION, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM COOPERATION. THE OBJECTIVE OF DEVELOPING A 'NEW PROCESS' WAS CONSIDERED TO BE ACHIEVED THROUGH THE FORMATION AND DELIBERATIONS OF A JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE MUNICIPAL AND SUPERIOR COURTS. IT IS NOTED THAT NO IMPLEMENTATION OF STANDARDS WAS ACHIEVED DURING THE FIRST PROGRAM YEAR. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE PROGRAM ACHIEVED MANY OF ITS OBJECTIVES, BUT THAT IT WAS TOO EARLY TO JUDGE ITS IMPACT ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. CONTINUATION AND REFUNDING OF THE PROGRAM WAS RECOMMENDED.
Index Term(s): California; Court of limited jurisdiction; General Jurisdiction Courts; Interagency cooperation; Judges; Judicial conduct and ethics; Judicial process; Objectives; Policy; Program evaluation; Standards
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