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NCJ Number: 64943 Find in a Library
Title: VIRGINIA - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - SHERIFFS' 1977 MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE EVALUATION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Virginia Dept of Corrections
Bureau of Research, Reporting and Evaluation
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Virginia Dept of Corrections
Richmond, VA 23261
Publication Number: REPORT NO 7724
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: THE 1977 SHERIFFS' MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, SPONSORED BY THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WITH LEAA GRANT AWARDED THROUGH THE DIVISION OF JUSTICE AND CRIME PREVENTION, IS EVALUATED.
Abstract: THE EVALUATION CONTAINS THREE COMPONENTS: (1) RESULTS OF INTERVIEWS WITH A SMALL SAMPLE OF SHERIFFS TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON COURTROOM AND CIVIL PAPER PROCEDURES, NATIONAL JAIL OPERATIONAL STANDARDS, AND NATIONAL MEDICAL STANDARDS; (2) ANALYSIS OF AN OVERALL EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE COMPLETED BY MOST CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS; AND (3) SUBJECTIVE IMPRESSIONS OF THE EVALUATOR. A TOTAL OF 185 SHERIFFS AND STAFF ATTENDED THE 3-DAY CONFERENCE, BUT ONLY 125 QUESTIONNAIRES WERE COMPLETED. FOUR TOPICS IDENTIFIED BY SHERIFFS AS MOST HELPFUL IN SOLVING SPECIFIC PROBLEMS WERE CHANGES IN JUVENILE LAWS, JAIL STANDARDS AND INSPECTIONS, COURTROOM AND CIVIL PAPER PROCEDURES, AND JAIL BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL REPORTING. SHERIFFS EVALUATED CONFERENCE SPEAKER KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED THESE SUBJECTS FOR INCLUSION IN THE NEXT CONFERENCE'S AGENDA: JAIL STANDARDS AND INSPECTIONS, CHANGES IN JUVENILE LAWS, NEW LEGISLATION, LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF SHERIFFS AND STAFF, COURTROOM AND CIVIL PAPER PROCEDURES, RECORDS AND REPORTS (INMATE TIMEKEEPING), AND COOPERATIVE JAIL OPERATIONS. THEY ALSO IDENTIFIED WAYS OF MAKING THE CONFERENCE FORMAT MORE EFFECTIVE. THE EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE IS APPENDED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Grants or contracts; Police management; Sheriffs
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