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NCJ Number: 31763 Find in a Library
Title: NEW YORK CITY SUCCESS STORY - BUSINESS CITIZENS HELP THE COURTS
Journal: JUDICATURE  Volume:59  Issue:6  Dated:(JANUARY 1976)  Pages:276-281
Author(s): R F COYNE
Corporate Author: American Judicature Soc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: American Judicature Soc
Chicago, IL 60601-7401
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESCRIPTION OF HOW A TASK FORCE OF VOLUNTEER BUSINESS EXPERTS ON LOAN FROM PRIVATE COMPANIES HELPED TO REORGANIZE THE STRUCTURES OF THE CRIMINAL AND SUPREME COURTS AND THE STATE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION.
Abstract: THIS REORGANIZATION AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF OTHER EFFICIENT BUSINESS PRACTICES SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED TRIAL COURT DELAY, CASE BACKLOGS, AND COURT EXPENDITURES. THE AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SUCCESS WAS THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF NEW YORK CITY, INC., A NON-PROFIT, TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATION FORMED IN THE MID-1960'S TO PROVIDE A LOW-KEY BUT HIGH-POWERED EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN NEW YORK CITY, AND AS A RESULT, TO IMPROVE THE BUSINESS CLIMATE. THE PURPOSE OF THE COURT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE TASK FORCES WAS TO HELP RESPONSIBLE OFFICIALS USE EXISTING RESOURCES MORE EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY. THE COURT TASK FORCE USED MODERN MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES TO DESIGN A MODEL OR METHOD OR ACCOMPLISHING COURT-DETERMINED GOALS AND PRIORITIES, TO BUILD AN IN HOUSE CAPABILITY FOR THE COURT TO SOLVE ITS OWN PROBLEM, AND TO MAKE COURTS STRONGER SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE TO USE OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS AS A CRUTCH. THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL FOCUSES ON REFORMS AND CHANGES THAT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED READILY BY ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION AS OPPOSED TO LEGISLATIVE ACTION.
Index Term(s): Court delays; Court reorganization; Management; New York; Volunteer programs
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