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NCJ Number: 51918 Find in a Library
Title: PHILADELPHIA (PA) - EVALUATION OF PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTER - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
United States of America

Ecta Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Ecta Corporation
Philadelphia, PA 19102
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: DS-76-C-4A-9-767
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS IS THE REBUTTAL OF THE EVALUATORS OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTER OF PHILADELPHIA TO COMMENTS MADE BY PROJECT STAFF ON EVALUATION STATEMENTS.
Abstract: THIS RESPONSE POINTS OUT THAT THE EVALUATION DID NOT INDEPENDENTLY INVESTIGATE CASES THAT WERE REFERRED TO THE POLICE, BUT SIMPLY REVIEWED POLICE FILES. THE EVALUATORS' STATEMENT THAT SOME CASES WERE 'TRIVIAL IN THE EXTREME' WAS NOT BASED ON THE EXTENT OF THE COMPLAINANT'S INJURIES, BUT RATHER UPON THE BASIS FOR LIABILITY IN EACH CASE. IT IS POINTED OUT THAT MANY OF THE INJURIES WERE SERIOUS AND THAT THE PROJECT HAD PROVIDED CITIZENS WITH A GOOD GRIEVANCE MECHANISM. THE PROJECT IS ALSO ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE ITS CRITICAL REVIEW OF POLICE PROCEDURES, AS THESE HAVE IMPROVED POLICE HANDLING OF CITIZEN COMPLAINTS. TECHNICALITIES OF THE FOURTH-YEAR GRANT REFUNDING PROPOSAL ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Critiques; Evaluation; Legal aid services; Pennsylvania
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