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NCJ Number: 89703 Find in a Library
Title: Pretrial Decisions - A Contextual Analysis of Central Intake Systems - Executive Summary
Author(s): B K Lindauer; A S West; M Blumenthal
Corporate Author: Denver Research Institute
Social Systems Research and Evaluation Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Denver Research Institute
Denver, CO 80208
Denver Research Institute
Denver, CO 80210
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
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Grant Number: 80-IJ-CX-0052
Sale Source: Denver Research Institute
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report reviews the history of the central intake (CI) system concept in the criminal justice system and how it was operationalized in various county and State criminal justice systems under the Denver Research Institute's CI project.
Abstract: The CI system was created out of a need to coordinate key criminal justice agency functions in order to facilitate efficient and effective intake and release through centralized administration. Six sites were selected to participate in the CI project as intake release decision systems: Arapahoe County, Colo.; Delaware State; Jackson County, Mo.; Pima County, Ariz.; Salt Lake County, Utah; and San Mateo County, Calif. Findings indicate that when central intake is defined as a centralized administration, community defendant, and system needs were viewed as being met. All six sites followed similar development sequences for their CI projects. CI projects differed widely in terms of their data collection and evaluation efforts, the degree of record computerization, means of calculating cost effectiveness, definition of key terms, and availability of baseline data for measuring program changes. Tables, about 65 references, a list of CI recommendations, and the table of contents to a CI workbook are included.
Index Term(s): Case histories; Criminal justice system coordination; Pretrial programs; Program evaluation
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