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Title: COLUMBUS (OH) - LEGAL AID AND DEFENDER SOCIETY - CRIMINAL DIVISION - EVALUATION REPORT
Author(s): W R HIGHAM; T A GOTTFRIED; J KAUFMAN; C R PARKER; C R ROUSELLE
Corporate Author: National Legal Aid and Defender Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 112
Sponsoring Agency: National Legal Aid and Defender Assoc
Chicago, IL 60637
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 74-NI-99-0049
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EVALUATION OF THE COLUMBUS (OH) PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE MEASURING PERFORMANCE AGAINST SPECIFIC GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND STANDARDS OUTLINED IN THE NATIONAL LEGAL AID AND DEFENDER ASSOCIATION'S (NLADA) EVALUATION DESIGN.
Abstract: THE EVALUATION WAS UNDERTAKEN TO PROVIDE A FULL-SCALE STUDY OF DEFENDER SERVICES PROVIDED TO INDIGENTS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY (OH) AS WELL AS TO TEST NLADA'S EVALUATION DESIGN. A PRE-EVALUATION ON-SITE VISIT WAS USED TO GATHER FACTUAL AND STATISTICAL DATA FROM WHICH A DOCKET AND CASE FILE ANALYSIS STUDY WAS INITIATED AND INTERVIEWEES WERE SELECTED. THE ON-SITE EVALUATION INCLUDED INVESTIGATION THROUGH INTERVIEW, OBSERVATION, AND ADDITIONAL DATA-GATHERING. INTERVIEWS NUMBERED BETWEEN NINETY AND ONE HUNDRED AND WERE CONDUCTED AMONG OFFICIALS IN THE LOCAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, DEFENDER SOCIETY STAFF MEMBERS, INTERESTED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, AND FORMER CLIENTS. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGE ARE DIVIDED INTO PRIORITY AND GENERAL CATEGORIES. FOR THE EVALUATION DESIGN, SEE NCJ-36019. FOR A PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE SELF-EVALUATION MANUAL AND AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF BOTH DOCUMENTS, SEE NCJ-36018 AND 36073.
Index Term(s): Defender systems; Evaluation; Management; Ohio; Personnel evaluation; Public defenders
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