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Title: Public Domain Drug Court Software: Functions and Utility
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Corporate Author: SEARCH National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 02/2003
Page Count: 69
  Series: BJA Monographs
  Annotation: This report presents a predominantly large nontechnical description of four jurisdictions located in the United States utilizing public domain automated management information systems (MISs) and surveys a range of information useful for supporting drug courts.
Abstract: Within drug court programs, an automated management information system (MIS) typically supports operational and administrative activities of some, if not all, of the individual drug court team members and their collaborative efforts. This report, supported under a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, describes features and capabilities of MISs developed, as of 1999 and include: (1) City of Buffalo, NY, Drug Court; (2) Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area; (3) Center for Court Innovation (for the Brooklyn, NY, Treatment Court); and (4) South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. The systems described in this report represent a sampling of public domain MISs focusing on drug courts or associated treatment services. The report discusses and reviews five areas within each MIS and its respective jurisdiction: (1) acquisition requirements and costs; (2) contact information; (3) basic system elements; (4) system description; and (5) ongoing development. Through this review jurisdictions contemplating the establishment of a drug court or debating their automation options gain insight into the kinds and scope of information that drug courts need to support their day-to-day operations and evaluation efforts. All the systems reviewed have demonstrated usefulness in the drug court environment. Appendices 1-4
Main Term(s): Management Information Systems
Index Term(s): Information Systems and Technology ; Information processing ; Information collection ; Alternative court procedures ; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) ; Drug Courts ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 98-MU-VX-K017
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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