ERIC Number: ED150528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Neighborhood Justice Centers: An Analysis of Potential Models.
McGillis, Daniel; Mullen, Joan
Neighborhood Justice Centers, as defined by the American Bar Association Report of the Pound Conference Follow-up Task Force, are facilities--designed to make available a variety of methods of processing disputes, including arbitration, mediation, referral to small claims courts as well as referral to courts of general jurisdiction. The purpose of this report is to review selected dispute processing projects which are currently in operation, and provide recommendations for Neighborhood Justice Center models which are appropriate for experimental implementation. Six projects were selected for intensive review. Information in the report is based on site visits, descriptive materials provided by project directors and responses to a project survey. The study includes detailed reports on the history, organization and functioning of these six projects. No attempt is made to recommend a single, unitary model for Neighborhood Justice Centers since what is appropriate for one locality may not be suitable for another. Instead there is a presentation of the major issues which need to be considered in developing one of these centers. (Author/DOW)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Community Centers, Community Services, Conflict Resolution, Court Role, Courts, Due Process, Human Services, Justice, Legal Responsibility, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Referral
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.