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Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Performance Measure Quality Assurance Plan - October 2011 to March 2012

NCJ Number
247216
Date Published
August 2012
Length
19 pages
Agencies
BJA-Sponsored
Annotation
This is the last of a series of reports commissioned by the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) designed to respond to the Government Accountability Office's (GAO's) recommendation that BJA develop a plan to assess the quality of performance data and further refine performance measures for the Adult Drug Court (ADC) Discretionary Grant Program, which funds new and existing adult drug court programs in their initiation and enhancement of operations and services.
Abstract
From October 2011 to March 2012, ADC grantees submitted performance data on the first round of revised performance measures for the first two reporting periods (October 1, 2011, to December 31, 2011, and January 1, 2012, to March 31, 2012. This summary report is based on an analysis of these two quarters of performance data, along with information provided by American University's staff from their outreach with grantees beginning new drug courts ("implementation" grantees) and expanding existing drug courts ("enhancement" grantees). Recommendations for the further refinement of the performance measures are also discussed. Implementation grantees submitted performance information across three broad categories of questions: general award, program characteristics, and participant-level measures. Enhancement grantees submitted performance information across four broad categories of questions: general award, program characteristics, program-level measures, and participant-level measures. Tables show revised performance measures for enhancement grantees and implementation grantees, along with recommendations for further revisions and the justification for each recommendation. 20 tables

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