This was an evaluation of a pilot project aimed at reducing failure to appear in court for a defendant’s misdemeanor hearing. The rate at which criminal defendants fail to appear in court is as high as 25-30%, depending on the jurisdiction and type of offense. Failure to appear increases workloads and expenditures for the courts […]
Program Evaluation Archives - Page 5 of 7 - University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
The Public Policy Center served as a third party evaluator of the Heartland Family Service’s Residential Program for Women and Children, with an emphasis on pregnant and postpartum women (PPW). Our researchers assessed how well the program met the needs of their clientele and how the program effected levels of crime and violence.
The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Nebraska’s Gamblers Assistance Program in order to inform policy-makers about possible changes and improvements to the program. The program had four specific goals: Conduct a formative evaluation of the Gamblers Assistance Program Establish an ongoing participatory process for evaluation relevant to quality improvement for policy […]
Evaluation Report of the Great Plains Public Heath Training Center July 1 2011 to June 30 2012 (Year 1)
Abdel-Monem, T., Hoffman, S., Dekraii, M., Grimm, B., & Johansson, P. (October 2012). Evaluation Report of the Great Plains Public Health Training Center For the Reporting Period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.
Perkins, T. and Shank, N. (2012). Fusion Project Evaluation: Telephone Survey – Random Sample of Lincoln Residents.
Tomkins, A. J., Bornstein, B. H., Herian, M. N., Rosenbaum, D. I., & Neeley, E. M.. (2012). An experiment in the law: Studying a technique to reduce failure to appear in court. Court Review, 48, 96-106.
Bornstein, B. H., Tomkins, A. J., Neeley, E. M., Herian, M. N., & Hamm, J. A. (2012). Reducing court’s failure-to-appear rate by written reminders. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0026293
O’Shea, D., Olson, J., & Shank, N. (2012). The Value of 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Network: Benefits/Costs Analysis 2011-2012. Austin, TX: Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation Services.
Using Court Date Reminder Postcards to Reduce Courts’ Failure to Appear Rates: A Benefit-Cost Analysis
Rosenbaum, D. I., Hutsell, N., Tomkins, A. J., Bornstein, B. H., Herian, M. N., & Neeley, E. M. (2012). Using court date reminder postcards to reduce courts’ failure to appear rates: A benefit-cost analysis. Judicature, 95, 177-187.