Strategies for courts to cope with the caseload pressures of drug cases

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Court congestion and delay -- United States., Criminal procedure -- United States., Drug traffic -- United States., Drug abuse and crime -- United St
StatementBarbara E. Smith, Robert C. Davis, Sharon R. Goretsky.
ContributionsDavis, Robert C., Goretsky, Sharon R., American Bar Association. Section of Criminal Justice.
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Drug courts are a good example. In searching for alternatives for the traditional handling of drug possession cases, a county attorney in Florida invented a way to reduce the strain on Florida's trial courts while providing treatment to persons with drug‐dependency problems.

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Start studying gov chapter Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. specialty courts (article 1 courts)-only handle cases having to do with certain things.

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which federal courts handle most of the federal caseload. ment, caused by caseload pressures, which accounts for the observed dysfunctioning in criminal courts.

The prevalence of the legal man assumption leads to the belief that this dysfunctioning can be curbed by increasing criminal court resources. As resources increase and caseload pressures decrease, due proc-Cited by: Strategies for courts to cope with the caseload pressures of drug cases: executive summary: a study of the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section by Barbara E Smith (Book).

Smith, Barbara E. Strategies for Courts to Cope with the Caseload Pressures of Drug Cases: Final Report: A Study of the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, Solomon, Maureen, and Douglas Somerlot. Caseflow Management in the Trial Court: Now and For the Future.

Chicago: American Bar. ed that excessive caseloads have contributed to an increase in crime.' The conventional wisdom on excessive caseloads holds caseload pressures largely responsible for a variety of administrative shortcom-ings found at almost every stage in the criminal justice process.

Inthe newly-created Department of Justice began to report information on the number of cases the federal trial courts handled each year. From tothe Department recorded the number of cases before U.S. district, circuit, and territorial courts (although several districts did not report their data in the early years of this effort).

While drug-related cases have long been part of the caseloads of the Nation's courts and other criminal justice agencies, substance abuse problems recently have inundated the courts.

In the late s, as law enforcement agencies implemented or expanded strategies that emphasized the arrest and prosecution of users and street-level dealers. Federal Court Caseloads Threaten Constitutional Protections. by Matt Clarke. Civil and criminal case filings in federal courts have grown dramatically over the past two decades, but at the same time the number of judges available to hear them has barely increased according to a report by researchers at Syracuse University.

Caseload Management Skills for Improved Efficiency Article Literature Review (PDF Available) in The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 39(3) April w Reads. Reducing caseloads Court caseloads can be reduced in several ways. By removing certain types of cases from the court dockets, caseloads can be made more manageable.

Diverting public drunkenness cases, traffic violations, and drug possession cases from major trial courts to special courts can shrink caseloads. Drug courts are a good example. In searching for alternatives for the traditional.

Caseloads: History of Supreme Court Caseload Reporting Prior tono official statistics on the workload of the Supreme Court were reported. An important exception is statistics on the Supreme Court docket for the years to submitted during congressional debate on the circuit duties of the Supreme Court justices in Caseload management refers to the ability to manage a number of clients, within a given amount of time and provide optimum services (this is the client specific aspect of workload management).

Rural and remote practice is one of the most challenging in terms of. Here are 5 tips for managing your caseload that may help: Know your caseload – workers should know their caseload inside and out.

It’s important to familiarize yourself with your clients. Prioritize your caseload – split your caseload into groups. This will help you see things that has to be done immediately. Start studying Chapter 18 federal court system. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Search. The Court's caseload. Which court exercises both original and appellate jurisdiction. And what type of cases do the courts of appeals have original Jurisdiction. In an effort to build the workload knowledge base and share lessons learned across States, this information brief provides State child welfare managers with information on managing child welfare caseloads and workloads.

Manageable caseloads and workloads can make a real difference in a worker’s ability to spend adequate time with children and families, improve staff retention, and ultimately.

A three-year trial scheme for court-controlled drug programmes (drug courts) in the municipalities of Oslo and Bergen will be established with effect from 1 Januarycf. section The objective of the trial scheme is to prevent new crime and to promote the rehabilitation of convicted.

Any caseload can be tough to handle. It’s often even worse when one large load after another seem to pile on top of each other. Many effective strategies start with you and your time management skills. Do you often find yourself trying to finish w. Second, mediators are sharing information more than ever.

They are talking about how they are managing their cases, what they need, what works in courts, community programs, large ADR panels, and private firms. They also have social platforms now to be very vocal about what doesn't work. Third, we discovered the cloud. Courts use caseload reports to answer a whole host of court-/office- management questions that arise locally.

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Some major uses (in no particular order) are: to get a management-level view of the work of their office, so that they can better distribute resources, assign staff, and efficiently manage cases that come through the door.

There are a number of different ways that we might reduce the caseload of courts in the federal judicial system. Different people can have different opinions as to which of these methods would be.

Caseloads of the Courts of Washington Archived Caseload Reports All Archived Reports are in PDF format Supreme and Court of Appeals are only available in the Annual publication.

Monthly and Year-to-Date Reports. Superior Courts Monthly Reports. Superior Courts Year-to-Date Reports. Title: Strategies for courts to cope with the caseload pressures of drug cases: executive summary: a study of the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, Barbara E.; Robert C.

Davis; Sharon R. Goretsky Organization(s): ABA Year: Format: 16 p. Call Number: SJI KF S7 S6 Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice • Use of Data in Criminal Court Performance 4 managing cases. Such measures are the “vital signs” that judges and administrators need to evaluate how well they are shepherding cases from initial filing to final disposition.

Even an ambitious judge committed toFile Size: KB. Prosecutorial Response to Heavy Drug Caseloads: COlnprehensive Problem-Reduction Strategies by Barbara Boland and Kerry Murphy Healey, Ph.D.

November. ssues andPractices in Criminal Justice is a publication series of the National Institute of Justice. Each report presents the program options and management issues in a topic area, based on a.

time with the question of the ideal caseload size for probation and parole officers (PPO). That struggle was first documented in an issue paper developed by APPA in the early s1. In brief, the issue paper did not recommend specific caseload standards, but recommended that probation and parole agencies adopt a workload strategy2 to determine.

also is affected by the worker’s caseload. Workload also varies by agency characteristics such as location (i.e., urban, rural, remote), number of staff, and number of support staff. These data can help establish standards for caseload sizes or to weigh cases when calculating a worker’s current Size: KB.

cases – how long each has been pending (d) case type by category (i.e.: robbery, assault, drug offenses, etc.), and (e) number of trials (both bench and jury) scheduled and held. Additionally, court information systems should be developed to provide answers to the.Caseload (St.

Paul, ), 16, 34; data from Wayne Kobbervig, Office of the State Court Administrator, Minnesota Weighted Caseload Study(St. Paul, April ), third factor is the total number of days judges have to hear cases. In an era of heightened governmental account ability and demands for evidence-based decision-making, state courts are frequently turning to data-driven management strategies.3 At the fore front of this movement is the use of workload assessment—also known as weighted caseload or needs assessment—to determine the need for judi cial resources.

By weighting different types of cases to .