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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 161568   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: Planning Guide for Using the Trial Court Performance Standards and Measurement System
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Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 174
  Series: BJA Monographs
  Annotation: This planning guide describes the innovative and comprehensive Trial Courts Performance Standards and Measurement System, which is a resource for helping courts provide fair and efficient adjudication and disposition of cases.
Abstract: Developing a common language for describing, classifying, and measuring the performance of trial courts was the goal of an 8-year effort, the Trial Court Performance Standards Project, begun in 1987 by the National Center for State Courts and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Trial Courts Performance Standards and Measurement System is the result of that effort. This system includes a common language for the description, classification, and communication of court activities; a conceptual framework for understanding and improving court performance; and a means for self-assessment, self-improvement, and accountability to the public. The first chapter of this planning guide describes a model for implementing the system, followed by an overview of the measures and a discussion of the key points to consider before starting the measurement process. Another chapter outlines the components of a program for educating individuals in the successful implementation of the system. Five appendixes provide additional information on the implementation of trial court performance standards. A 66-item bibliography
Main Term(s): Court management
Index Term(s): Performance requirements ; Trial courts ; Evaluation measures ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 91-DDCX-0013(S-1)
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Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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