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One of the most challenging areas for judges is integrating the use of data, statistics, and logic models in system change. In addition to analyzing data, simply identifying what sort of research is credible and usable can be a difficult task. In this section, judges can find practical and understandable resources on research and data, as well as explanations to common research related questions.


  • Opens in new windowBuilding the Research Base: An Evaluation Blueprint for Community Courts

    Community courts offer a localized, flexible approach to addressing crime and disorder. The model’s inherent adaptability, however, has also made community courts more difficult to evaluate than other, more standardized models. To promote a more robust research base and to help develop an evidence-based framework for the model, this paper sets forth a blueprint to guide future community court evaluations.