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Title: At the 'Front Door' - Program Options Early in the Criminal Process - A Technical Assistant Report for the Hawaii Intake Service Center
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 115
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaii Intake Service Ctrs
Honolulu, HI 96819
Hawaii State Law Enforcement and Juvenile Delinquency Planning Agency
Honolulu, HI 96800
National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Newark, NJ 07102
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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: Findings and recommendations are presented from a technical assistance assessment of the Hawaii Intake Service Center (ISC) to help develop pretrial processes and services.
Abstract: Based on information obtained by the technical assistance team, three programs were suggested. One program would involve police issuance of a citation and notice to appear in court at a specified time in lieu of the traditional arrest, transportation to the police station or police lockup, booking and subsequent holding in police detention, or release through bail or other means. This procedure could be used in petty misdemeanor, and class C felony cases under certain defined circumstances. The ISC would serve as a catalyst in helping develop policies and criteria for the citation system, assist in the development of forms and records necessary for operating the system, and assist in program assessment and monitoring. The second recommended program would consist of the delayed filing of charges by the prosecutor in selected misdemeanor and felony cases, pending the voluntary participation of the arrestee in a designated program. If the arrestee consents and participates in the program while remaining arrest-free for a specified time, the charges would be dropped. The ISC role in the program would consist primarily of developing referral criteria and providing the support services necessary to implement the program. The third program would involve screening, counseling, and referral to community services of persons in pretrial detention who have alcohol and drug abuse problems. This program would be developed and administered by the ISC. Details on the objectives, staffing, and costs of each of these programs are presented. Current Hawaii criminal justice information is presented in tabular form, and research suggestions for the ISC are offered. Appended are assessment materials given to the director of the ISC, initial criteria for participant eligibility in pretrail intervention programs, initial program characteristics in pretrial intervention programs, and a partial list of materials reviewed.
Index Term(s): Adult court intake; Alcoholism treatment programs; Citations; Diversion programs; Drug treatment programs; Hawaii; Pretrial programs; Prosecutorial diversion; Technical assistance reports
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