Research: Evaluation 101

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Tips for Conducting Randomized Trials in a Criminal Court Settings

Tips for Conducting Randomized Trials in a Criminal Court Settings

In this interview, Michael Rempel, the Center for Court Innovation's director of research, discusses practical lessons that can assist researchers in the successful execution of randomized trials in criminal court settings. The interview was conducted by 4researchers.org, a website concerned with research design and methodology.

Challenges of and Tips for Conducting Randomized Trials in a Criminal Court Setting

Lessons Learned from Conducting Randomized Trials in a Criminal Court Setting

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Process Evaluation 101: An Overview for Justice Practitioners

Process Evaluation 101: An Overview for Justice Practitioners

By Dana Kralstein

This article provides highlights the various components that are contained in a process evaluation and explains what practitioners can expect to learn from one.

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What Makes A Court Problem-Solving: Universal Performance Indicators for Problem-Solving Justice

What Makes A Court Problem-Solving: Universal Performance Indicators for Problem-Solving Justice

By Adam Mansky, Rachel Porter and Michael Rempel

This report establishes a set of universal performance indicators against which to judge the success of specialized problem-solving courts.

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Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Two Randomized Trials in a Criminal Court Setting

Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Two Randomized Trials in a Criminal Court Setting

By Michael Rempel, Melissa Labriola and Amanda Cissner

This paper reviews the major lessons learned from implementing two randomized trials, one in the Bronx and the other in Rochester, New York. Published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, Volume 6, Number 4 (December 2010).

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Avoiding Failures of Implementation: Lessons from Process Evaluations

Avoiding Failures of Implementation: Lessons from Process Evaluations

By Amanda Cissner and Donald J. Farole, Jr.

This paper examines failures that occur during the implementation of a new initiative, seeking to identify lessons that may help practitioners avoid future pitfalls.

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Youth Culture in Red Hook, Brooklyn: Using Ethnographic Research to Enhance Youth Program Planning

Youth Culture in Red Hook, Brooklyn: Using Ethnographic Research to Enhance Youth Program Planning

By Elise White

A study that explores the advantages of employing ethnographic research as a central strategy of youth program development.

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Action Research: Using Information to Improve Your Drug Court

Action Research: Using Information to Improve Your Drug Court

By Michael Rempel

A practical guide for drug court administrators and staff reporting how they can use data productively to monitor their operations, measure key performance indicators, identify areas of success, and bring to light problem areas or ways to improve.

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Recidivism 101: Evaluating the Impact of Your Drug Court

Recidivism 101: Evaluating the Impact of Your Drug Court

By Michael Rempel

A plain-language discussion written either for practitioners or for researchers new to the drug court field of the key methodological questions that must be addressed in any recidivism analysis.

Spanish version

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Defining the Problem: Using Data to Plan a Community Justice Project

Defining the Problem: Using Data to Plan a Community Justice Project

By Robert V. Wolf

A look at how community justice initiatives across the county have used concrete data to define local problems.

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