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NCJ Number: 63077 Find in a Library
Title: EXEMPLARY PROJECTS - A PROGRAM OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Office of Development, Testing
United
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF 32 OUTSTANDING CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS (EXEMPLARY PROJECTS) LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ARE PRESENTED, ALONG WITH AN OVERVIEW OF THE EXEMPLARY PROJECTS PROGRAM OF NILECJ.
Abstract: TO ENCOURAGE WIDESPREAD USE OF ADVANCED CRIMINAL JUSTICE PRACTICES, NILECJ'S PROGRAM SYSTEMATICALLY IDENTIFIES THE MOST EFFECTIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS, VERIFIES THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS, AND PUBLICIZES THEIR EFFORTS. PARTICULAR EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON THE EXTENT AND SOPHISTICATION OF THE PROJECT'S DOCUMENTATION AND EVALUATION EFFORTS AND THEIR DEMONSTRATED ACHIEVEMENT, REPLICABILITY, MEASURABILITY, EFFICIENCY, AND ACCESSIBILITY. THE 32 PROJECTS IN THIS BOOKLET THAT WERE DESIGNATED EXEMPLARY DURING OR PRIOR TO AUGUST 1979 ARE CLASSIFIED INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES; COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT, PROSECUTION (FOCUSING ON TARGET CRIMES AND CAREER OFFENDERS TO IMPROVE CASE PREPARATION AND INCREASE CONVICTION), ADJUDICATION AND DEFENSE, CORRECTIONS, JUVENILE PROGRAMS, AND ALTERNATIVE SERVICE DELIVERY. EACH PROJECT'S HISTORY, FUNCTION, AND ACHIEVEMENT ARE NOTED, INCLUDING SUPPORTIVE DATA IN SOME INSTANCES AND PHOTOGRAPHS. AMONG THE PROJECTS DISCUSSED ARE A WITNESS INFORMATION SERVICE, A RAPE CRISIS CENTER, A VOLUNTEER PROBATION COUNSELOR PROGRAM, A HIDDEN CAMERAS PROJECT, THE PROSECUTOR MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (PROMIS), A COMMUNITY ARBITRATION PROJECT, AND A NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH RESOURCES CENTER. THE PROCEDURE AND A FORM FOR EXEMPLARY PROJECT APPLICATION ARE INCLUDED, WITH A LIST OF CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE JUSTICE AREAS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO LEAA IN 1980. A PROGRAM REVIEW MEMORANDUM IS ATTACHED.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community crime prevention programs; Crime Control Programs; Criminal justice education; Defense; Inmate Programs; Juvenile delinquency prevention; LEAA exemplary programs; Prosecution; Sentencing/Sanctions
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