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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide
(NCJ 223570) April 2009
Report, 310 page(s)
Hardin, M., and Koenig, S.
Describes all 30 court performance measures for child abuse and neglect cases. Details the goals and purpose of each measure, discusses alternate or proxy measures, provides step-by-step specifications for calculating the measures, articulates what data elements need to be collected to produce each measure, suggests ways to present data effectively, and provides examples of how data obtained for each measure can be used in reform efforts. The Technical Guide also includes a detailed dictionary of technical terms and a flowchart outlining the typical child abuse and neglect hearing process.