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Workload Measurement for Juvenile Justice System Personnel: Practices and Needs
(NCJ 178895) December 1999
OJJDP Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series, Bulletin, 8 page(s)
Hurst, H., III
Reviews workload measurement methods and related issues for juvenile court judges, court-appointed defenders, probation officers, and pretrial services employees. This Bulletin is part of the OJJDP Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Best Practices Series. The Bulletin describes the weighted caseload, Delphi, and normative methods of measuring judicial workloads and provides examples of applications and results for each method; notes the scarcity of workload measurement research for defense attorneys and the relative abundance of research for probation officers and cites current caseload standards for each profession; notes limitations of current workload measurement practices; and advocates development of a flexible, affordable template for workload measurement.
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