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Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission - Criminal Justice Standards and Goals Commission - Project Files

Identifier: 096-02-002

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, progress reports, drafts of reports, recommendations, memorandums, manuals and other publications, public relations files, grant files, personnel records, budget and fiscal records, contracts with study teams, newspaper clippings, photographs, inventories of furniture and supplies and other housekeeping records pertaining to all phases of the research work conducted by the commission. The research project was divided into two phases. Phase I was assigned six major tasks: (1) the establishment of an appropriate project administration (2) the establishment of a public awareness program (3) a preliminary review of the National Advisory Commission standards (4) a detailed review of these standards and the adoption of any additional goals (5) the preparation of a Phase I final report to be completed by November 1, 1974 (6) the implementation assistance to applicable criminal justice agencies. The above tasks were expected to provide Georgia with (1) a set of attainable standards and goals (2) realistic performance expectations and measurement devices (3) effective policies on crime control and prevention (4) increased public confidence in the criminal justice system (5) heightened public awareness of the role played by the citizen and government agencies in administering the laws of the state and nation (6) an improved system for the planning and implementation of effective criminal justice programs. Phase II was designed to develop a comprehensive set of standards and goals for Georgia's criminal justice system. Sixty-five problems or issue statements were addressed including: (1) the expansion of job opportunities for young people as a means of reducing criminal activity (2) the role of the average citizen in reducing auto thefts (3) the improvement of local detention facilities (4) the streamlining of the processing of criminal cases (5) the improvement of the methods of imposition of sentences in Georgia courts (6) the strengthening of the role police communications play in providing rapid and accurate links between the public and police operations units (7) the possibilities of employing civilian personnel and reserve police officers to increase law enforcement services (8) the improvement of recruitment procedures to insure sufficient highly qualified police officers. These files represent a unique collection of research data on the police courts and corrections systems of Georgia and are of value to anyone researching the State's criminal justice field. It is important to note, however, that valuable records are consistently interspersed with less important housekeeping records, so it is very necessary to study the finding aid carefully.


  • Created: 1974-1975


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The records are arranged by phase of study and then by subject, but with no alphabetical or other discernible arrangement.

Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission - Criminal Justice Standards and Goals Commission - Project Files
Georgia Archives
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5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States