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Title: Hawaii - Intake Service Center Jail Overcrowding Project - Final Report
Corporate Author: Hawaii Intake Service Ctrs
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 942
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaii Intake Service Ctrs
Honolulu, HI 96819
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20530
Grant Number: 78-ED-AX-0141
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents an analysis of Hawaii's jail overcrowding project for the period November 1979 to September 1980.
Abstract: The report presents an overview of LEAA's National Jail Overcrowding Program, the State of Hawaii's Correctional Master Plan, and Hawaii's Intake Service Center. An overview of the project as it was originally proposed is also included. Project activities during the grant period are summarized, with these activities listed in two categories: central intake/assessment and classification and (2) planning/criminal justice coordination. The analysis of project achievement explains the approach to the evaluation and presents the project's outcome structure and its relation to supporting data. The analysis also interprets supporting data in relation to each of the project's two basic objectives and their accompanying measurable objectives and effectiveness measures. The two main objectives refer to the project's impact upon jail overcrowding through improved facility intake and the development of alternative programs. The project's impact upon staffing and fiscal resources are analyzed, and major problems encountered in trying to implement program objectives are discussed. Basically, the project had a positive impact on the number of arrests referred to pretrial services. Thus, a greater number of defendants were able to be screened for some form of pretrial release. The project also positively influenced the development of central intake and the level of planning and technical activities at the intake service centers. The project generally was not cost-effective on a statewide basis. Seventeen charts are provided. A total of 18 appendixes supply data and technical information. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Cost/Benefit Analysis; Hawaii; Jails; Objectives; Pretrial programs; Program evaluation
Note: The microfiche version of this document also contains NCJ-77217. This report contains 18 appendices.
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