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NCJ Number: 39744 Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION OF THE VICTIM-WITNESS ADVOCATE PROGRAM OF PIMA COUNTY (AZ), FINAL REPORT
Author(s): L P KRAFT; S C IVY; L A DRAKE
Corporate Author: Stanford Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 119
Sponsoring Agency: Stanford Research Institute
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Publication Number: SRI PROJEC 5586
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EVALUATION, DATED JANUARY 1977, OF THE FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION OF A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES CRISIS INTERVENTION, SOCIAL SERVICE REFERRAL, CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION, AND PUBLIC EDUCATION SERVICES TO PIMA COUNTY RESIDENTS.
Abstract: FIRST, THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF PIMA COUNTY AND ITS CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE PRESENTED. THEN, THE VICTIM-WITNESS ADVOCATE PROGRAM IS DESCRIBED, INCLUDING HOW THE PROGRAM WAS STARTED AND WHAT SERVICES IT PROVIDES. IN THE MAIN SECTION OF THE REPORT, AN EVALUATIO OF THE PROGRAM IS OFFERED IN RELATION TO ESTABLISHED OBJECTIVES. THIS IS FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION OF COST AND BENEFITS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE OPERATIONS. THE REPORT CONCLUDES WITH AN OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF THE FIRST YEAR'S OPERATIONS. RECOMMENDATIONS RELATING TO INCREASED EFFICIENCY OF THE PROGRAM ARE MADE AND INCLUDE GREATER USE OF VOLUNTEERS AND INCREASED SERVICES TO WITNESSES IN THE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. OTHER SUGGESTIONS ALSO WERE MADE FOR INCREASING FOLLOW-UP ON SOCIAL SERVICE REFERRALS AND FOR PROVIDING FEEDBACK TO POLICE OFFICERS. NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS AND STATISTICAL TABLES DOCUMENT THE TEXT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...KAP
Index Term(s): Arizona; Cost/Benefit Analysis; Criminal justice information systems; Crisis intervention; Demography; Program evaluation; Public information; Referral services; Victim services; Witness assistance
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