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Report and Recommendations of the Court Community Observers Project, July 2001
Report and Recommendations of the Court Community Observers Project, July 2001

The court community observers project used trained community volunteers to observe individual DC Superior Court civil court hearings and related court functions during the spring of 2001. Volunteers recorded their observations and the Council for Court Excellence published the major findings in this report to the courts and to the community. Please call 202.785.5917 to order over the phone.

The Grand Jury of Tomorrow, New Life for An Archaic Institution - Final Report, July 2001
The Grand Jury of Tomorrow, New Life for An Archaic Institution - Final Report, July 2001

Final report of the Council for Court Excellence District of Columbia Grand Jury Study Committee. Report contains 23 law reform and grand juror quality of life recommendations to improve the grand jury systems in Washington, DC. Please call 202.785.5917 to order over the phone.

The Grand Jury of Tomorrow, New Life for An Archaic Institution - Executive Summary, July 2001
The Grand Jury of Tomorrow, New Life for An Archaic Institution - Executive Summary, July 2001

An Executive Summary of The Grand Jury of Tomorrow, New Life for An Archaic Institution publication. Please call 202.785.5917 to order over the phone.

A Roadmap To A Better Criminal Justice System, April 2001
A Roadmap To A Better Criminal Justice System, April 2001

Report summary and recommendations of practical strategies to increase DC public safety and save taxpayer dollars. Please call 202.785.5917 to order over the phone.

Juries for the Year 2000 and Beyond - Final Report, December 2000 (Update)
Juries for the Year 2000 and Beyond - Final Report, December 2000 (Update)

An update to the community of the Juries for the Year 2000 and Beyond publication. Please call 202.785.5917 to order over the phone.

Partnerships for Reform, Civil Society and the Administration of Justice, June 2000
Partnerships for Reform, Civil Society and the Administration of Justice, June 2000

The combined efforts of Samuel F. Harahan, Executive Director of the Council for Court Excellence, and Waleed Haider Malik, Senior Public Sector Management Specialist and Task Manager in the Public Sector Group of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit of the Latin America and Carribean Region of the World Bank, produced this booklet geared towards analyzing the policy considerations relating to establishing and promoting more effective civil society participation in the administration of justice. Please call 202.785.5917 to order over the phone.

Juries for the Year 2000 and Beyond, February 1998
Juries for the Year 2000 and Beyond, February 1998

Juries for the Year 2000 and Beyond is a comprehensive Council for Court Excellence policy report examining the trial level jury systems of the federal and local trial courts in Washington, DC. Notable for its focus from the petit juror's perspective, this report offer a variety of constructive and practical proposals for enhancing jury participation and the jury experience. (Online Only)

Juries for the Year 2000 and Beyond - Executive Summary, February 1998
Juries for the Year 2000 and Beyond - Executive Summary, February 1998

An executive summary of the Juries for the Year 2000 and Beyond publication. (Online Only)

Criminal Punishment in the District of Columbia: Intermediate Sanctions, Prisons and Public Safety, March 1996
Criminal Punishment in the District of Columbia: Intermediate Sanctions, Prisons and Public Safety, March 1996

This March 1996 report examines how the District of Columbia deploys its adult correctional resources, programs, and usage as compared with that of other jurisdictions. Focusing in particular on the nonviolent offender and the limited availability of expensive prison bedspace this policy report presents findings on innovative criminal justice programs that are programmatically effective and far less costly than prison. The Council for Court Excellence authored the report under contract for the Federal City Council. Please call 202.785.5917 to order over the phone.

 



 
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