Impact Evaluation of the Victim/ Witness Assistance Project's Appearance Management Activities


This 1976 report examines the impact of Vera's Victim/Witness Assistance Project (V/WAP) on appearances saved for police and civilian prosecution witnesses through its alert procedure, its impact on civilian attendance rates, and its impact on court efficiency. Research reported herein indicates that V/WAP has been highly successful in saving appearances, effecting a 51% increase in police appearances saved per month and a 95% increase in civilian appearances saved per month.