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NCJ Number: 51812 Find in a Library
Title: UTAH - COUNCIL ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION PROJECTS V - FEBRUARY 1978 TO AUGUST 1978
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Utah Council on Criminal Justice Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Utah Council on Criminal Justice Admin
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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 Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS DOCUMENT DESCRIBES THE STRATEGIES, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND PROBLEMS OF 29 PROJECTS AND 3 PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE UTAH COUNCIL ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION TO IDENTIFY THEIR VARIOUS STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES.
Abstract: THE PROJECTS DISCUSSED INCLUDE TWO CRIME PREVENTION EFFORTS, SIX SPECIAL POLICE PROJECTS (A UNIVERSITY OF UTAH NARCOTICS PROJECT, THREE SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR PROJECTS, A BURGLARY AND LARCENY OFFICER PROJECT, AND A CRIME BULLETIN PROJECT), AND FOUR COURT PROJECTS (A PUBLIC DEFENDER PROJECT, A COUNTY ATTORNEY AND POLICE LIAISON PROJECT, THE FORMATION OF A STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION OF PROSECUTORS, AND AN APPELLATE COURT PROJECT). IN ADDITION, DATA ARE PRESENTED FOR SEVEN SPECIAL POLICE YOUTH OFFICER PROJECTS, THREE FAMILY SERVICES PROJECTS (FOR TROUBLED YOUTH, FOR GENERAL YOUTH SERVICES, AND FOR RETARDED JUVENILE OFFENDERS), AND TWO JUVENILE COURT PROJECTS. ADMINISTRATIVE PROJECTS SUMMARIZED INCLUDE TWO DATA COLLECTION EFFORTS AND THREE PROGRAM EVALUATIONS. TWO TABLES PROVIDE A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF EFFORTS. THEY SHOW THAT BETWEEN JULY 1977 AND JANUARY 1978 MOST PROJECTS MET BETWEEN 65 AND 71 PERCENT OF THEIR MEASURABLE GOALS, A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE OVER THE JULY 1975 THROUGH JULY 1976 PERIOD. RECURRING PROBLEMS INCLUDE FAILURE TO KEEP TRACK OF PROJECT ACTIVITIES, A LACK OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN DIRECTOR AND STAFF, FAILURE OF STATE AND DISTRICT STAFFS TO MONITOR PROJECTS ADEQUATELY, AND IMPOSSIBLE OBJECTIVES. THE PROJECTS WITH THE LOWEST SUCCESS RATES GENERALLY HAD POOR QUARTERLY REPORTS AND WERE NOT MONITORED. EACH PROJECT SUMMARY INCLUDES THE EVALUATORS' SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Appellate courts; Crime prevention measures; Criminal investigation; Data collections; Juvenile courts; Juvenile foster homes; Operating costs; Persons with cognitive disabilities; Police youth units; Program evaluation; Programs; Prosecution; Public defenders; State planning agencies; Utah
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