ERIC Number: ED153364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Viewpoints and Guidelines on Court Appointed Citizens Monitoring Commissions in School Desegregation.
Carol, Lila N.
The Community Relations Service (CRS) of the U.S. Department of Justice has been called on by judges in a number of school desegregation cases to assist the court in the development of citizen monitoring commissions. CRS has helped design monitoring mechanisms, provided training to the members of monitoring commissions, and supported these citizen groups with continuing technical assistance upon request. A symposium cosponsored by CRS and the College of Education of the Ohio State University had the purposes of exchanging information and ideas about the experiences of court ordered groups to date; developing a body of knowledge in this area; and providing information and guidance for other courts and the commissions they may appoint in the future. This report is a distillation of observations and reports by commission members about their tasks and working structures, of questions and issues raised, and of recommendations by the participants for establishing and maintaining effective mechanisms for monitoring school desegregation. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Court Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Law Enforcement, School Community Relationship, School Desegregation, Supervision
Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. 20530 (single copy free)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Community Relations Service.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: From a symposium (Columbus, Ohio, May 31-June 1, 1977); Not available in paper copy due to small print size of original document; Pages 16-25 may be marginally legible