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NCJ Number: 70119 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Directory of LEAA Courts Technical Assistance Resources
Corporate Author: American University
Law Institute Criminal Courts Technical Assistance Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 51
Sponsoring Agency: American University
Washington, DC 20015
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20530
Contract Number: J-LEAA-011-78
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Descriptions of LEAA technical assistance projects are presented; project location and director, objectives, eligible recipients, services provided, request procedures, and criteria are specified.
Abstract: The LEAA and Bureau of Justice Statistics fund projects described herein which provide technical assistance to State and local courts and related agencies, including prosecutors, defenders, and pretrial agencies. Most of the projects discussed in this directory are administered by LEAA. Types of services vary, but most projects have the capabilities to provide limited on-site assistance through use of staff or consultants. Technical assistance is designed to provide short-term, limited scope assistance in jurisdictions where local resources are not available and where a local commitment to problem solving is present. Areas of activity for the 18 projects specified include appellate justice, court administration, judicial administration standards, court information systems, court delay and backlog, court financing, jury management, appellate defense services, defense services, career criminal prosecution, and other prosecution services. Additional programs focus on economic crime, prosecution information systems, pretrial services, jail overcrowding, and juvenile justice. Each directory entry follows the same format. For example, the appellate defender development project is located in Washington, D.C., works to create three statewide appellate defender offices that provide high quality representation in a cost effective manner, and seeks to develop model legislation and procedures for dealing with the appellate representation of indigent criminal defendants. Eligible recipients include public defenders, assigned counsel, or court systems having jurisdiction over appellate representation or appellate cases. On-site technical assistance, an appellate brief bank, and management training workshops are included among services provided. There is no formal application procedure for assistance, and criteria remain flexible. An appendix is included.
Index Term(s): American University; Criminal justice projects; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Programs; Technical assistance plans
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