skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 68674 Find in a Library
Title: SHELBY COUNTY (TN) PRETRIAL DIVERSION PROGRAM - AN EVALUATION - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Corporate Author: Richard K Thomas and Associates
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Richard K Thomas and Associates
Memphis, TN
Tennessee Law Enforcement Planning Agency
Nashville, TN 37211
Grant Number: 8A-79-1.11-A3
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE METHODS AND FINDINGS OF AN EVALUATION OF THE SHELBY COUNTY PRETRIAL DIVERSION PROGRAM, WHICH SERVES ADULT FELON PROPERTY OFFENDERS WITH LIMITED PRIOR RECORDS, ARE SUMMARIZED.
Abstract: THE SUMMARY BRIEFLY DESCRIBES THE HISTORY AND OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM, TOGETHER WITH EVALUATION FINDINGS ON THE PROGRAM'S IMPACT ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM OPERATIONS, RECIDIVISM, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COSTS. DATA ON SAVINGS IN JAIL-DAYS AND PROBATION-MONTHS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE DIVERSION PROGRAM AND ON REARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS AND A CONTROL GROUP ARE INCLUDED. POSSIBLE REASONS FOR THE APPARENT SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM ARE ALSO OFFERRED. FOR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FULL REPORT, SEE NCJ-68675.
Index Term(s): Cost effectiveness analysis; Diversion programs; Evaluation; Program evaluation; Prosecutorial diversion; Recidivism; Summaries; Tennessee
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=68674

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.