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NCJ Number: 64415 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CITIZENS' COURT PROJECTS MANUAL
Corporate Author: Fund for Modern Courts
United States of America
Project Director: V T WOOD
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 79
Sponsoring Agency: Fund for Modern Courts
New York, NY 10036
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Albany, NY 12203-3764
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Fund for Modern Courts
36 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CITIZEN VOLUNTEER PARTICIPATION IN THE STATE COURT SYSTEM IS DESCRIBED IN THIS MANUAL, WHICH OUTLINES THE FUNCTIONS AND ESTABLISHMENT OF VARIOUS CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PROJECTS.
Abstract: THE INITIAL ORGANIZATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO SET UP A PROJECT ARE DESCRIBED, WITH A FOCUS ON STEERING GROUP AND ADVISORY BOARD FUNCTIONS AND GOALS, THE WRITTEN STATEMENT OF PROJECT GOALS, COMMUNICATION WITH THE LOCAL JUDICIARY, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS (INCLUDING SUGGESTIONS ON WRITING A PRESS RELEASE). CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PROJECTS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE OUTLINED: COURT MONITORING, INFORMATION SERVICES, AND PHYSICAL FACILITIES SURVEYS. FOR COURT MONITORING PROJECTS, DISCUSSION CENTERS ON THE DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITY, DEVELOPMENT OF SURVEY FORMS, RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING OF VOLUNTEERS, AND RECORDKEEPING. THE GOALS, SERVICES, RECRUITMENT, AND TRAINING OF VOLUNTEERS, AND SCHEDULING FOR CITIZEN-STAFFED INFORMATION SERVICES ARE THEN EXAMINED. FINALLY, THE GUIDELINES, DEVELOPMENT OF SURVEY FORMS, AND RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THE PHYSICAL FACILITIES SURVEY PROJECTS ARE EXPLORED. APPENDIXES CONTAIN DATA COLLECTION FORMS FOR CRIMINAL AND FAMILY COURT MONITORING PROJECTS, PHYSICAL FACILITIES SURVEY FORMS, SCHEDULING FORMATS AND TRAINING PROGRAM OUTLINES, AND SAMPLE PRESS RELEASES AND REPORT OUTLINES. ADDITIONAL SAMPLE FORMS AND A GLOSSARY ARE PROVIDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Citizen associations; Citizen court watching; Planning; Press releases; Procedure manuals; State courts; Volunteer programs; Volunteer training
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