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NCJ Number: 66551 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: OPERATING A DEFENDER OFFICE - TRAINER'S HANDBOOK
Author(s): B E DORWORTH; L A BENNER; N A GOLDBERG; M J HARTMAN; H S JACOBSON; B E MCFADDEN
Corporate Author: University Research Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 286
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
University Research Corporation
Washington, DC 20015
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-022-76
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MANAGERS OF DEFENDER OFFICES IS OUTLINED TO IMPROVE PUBLICLY FINANCED PROVISION OF COUNSEL FOR PERSONS WHO CANNOT PAY FOR IT.
Abstract: THIS WORKSHOP HANDBOOK IS PART OF THE NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE EXECUTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM GEARED TO TRANSMITTING RESEARCH TO PRACTITIONERS FOR MORE INFORMED DECISIONMAKING AND GREATER EFFECTIVENESS AT THE OPERATIONAL LEVEL. SINCE THE 1972 SUPREME COURT DECISION MANDATING COUNSEL FOR ALL DEFENDANTS, STATE AND LOCAL JURISDICTIONS HAVE ESTABLISHED A NATIONWIDE TOTAL OF 1,000 PUBLICLY FINANCED DEFENDER OFFICES. AREAS WHERE DEFENDER OFFICES COULD BENEFIT FROM IMPROVED MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING TECHNIQES ARE PRESENTED IN THIS HANDBOOK. THE OVERALL GOAL IS TO INDICATE HOW DEFENDER OFFICES CAN BEST ORGANIZE, MONITOR, AND MANAGE FOR EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO CLIENTS. THE MAJOR TOPICS ARE CASE MANAGEMENT, BUDGETING, PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION, AND EXTERNAL OFFICE RELATIONSHIPS. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION CONCERNS HANDLING WORKLOAD ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING FUTURE STAFF NEEDS; DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING DATA-KEEPING INSTRUMENTS FOR CASE MANAGEMENT; AND PRESENTING, JUSTIFYING, AND MARKETING THE BUDGET. MONITORING, CONTROLLING, AND RETRIEVING INFORMATION FOR BUDGET REQUESTS IS DISCUSSED. THE HANDBOOK ALSO COVERS A PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEM, TEAM-BUILDING FOR STAFF EFFECTIVENESS, PROMOTING AND MAINTAINING GOOD COMMUNITY RELATIONS, AND USING VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE. THE CURRICULUM USES PROBLEM-SOLVING EXERCISES AND PARTICIPANT INTERACTION. TABULAR DATA, ILLUSTRATIVE MATERIAL, EXERCISE WORKSHEETS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Caseload management; Course materials; Financial management; Management and administrative education; Professional in-service education; Program implementation; Public defenders; Staff development training
Note: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH UTILIZATION PROGRAM (FORMERLY NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE EXECUTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM)
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