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  NCJ Number: NCJ 196945     Find in a Library
  Title: Strategies for Court Collaboration With Service Communities
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 11/2002
  Page Count: 7
  Series: BJA Program Brief
  Annotation: This report presents findings from an examination of various specialized "problem-solving courts," which have been established to address specific problems through service coordination as a core feature of their operation.
  Abstract: This study was part of the work of the project entitled Models of Effective Court-Based Service Delivery for Children and Their Families. The project included field research in eight jurisdictions. The field research was supplemented with a literature review and a telephone survey of 50 courts. Although the analysis of the courts emphasizes that a single model of service coordination is inappropriate, this report describes nine promising components of an effective service coordination strategy. These components are an acknowledged court role in service coordination, judicial leadership, an active policy committee of stakeholders, case-level service coordinators, centralized access to service networks, active court monitoring of compliance with orders, routine collection and use of data, creative use of resources, and training and education related to service coordination. This report advises that although the theoretical and philosophical debate about the proper role of the court in service coordination should and does continue to be debated in scholarly articles, this should not overshadow efforts to identify areas of agreement on service coordination issues at the local jurisdictional level.
  Main Term(s): Court social services
  Index Term(s): Court of limited jurisdiction ; Interagency cooperation ; Court personnel ; Court management ; Court procedures ; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
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  Type: Instructional Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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