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  NCJ Number: NCJ 229096     Find in a Library
  Title: Future Trends in State Courts 2009
  Editor(s): Carol R. Flango ; Amy M. McDowell ; Charles F. Campbell ; Neal B. Kauder
  Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America
  Date Published: 2009
  Page Count: 155
  Annotation: This report reflects how State courts are responding to the current economic crisis and other current events and their impact on future trends.
  Abstract: Budgets are a constant consideration for courts, and in today’s economic crisis the budgets are in the forefront. In this report, articles focus on the effects of budget cuts on those who work in the courts, as well as those who depend on services the courts provide. While some courts may be tempted to forgo “luxury items” such as strategic planning during an economic downturn, others maintain that strategic planning is even more essential for justifying court budgets and improving operations. However, while economy continues to be the number one concern for courts, this year’s report also considers environmental “green” issues. Other important topics featured in the report include veterans’ treatment courts, public guardianship, possible future of drug courts and of problem-solving court techniques in general, court security, and the effects of immigration on courts. As in past editions of the report, the examination of performance measurement and management in State appellate and supreme courts continues. This report from the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) reflects a broad view of future trends in State courts across the United States. Figures, endnotes, and resources
  Main Term(s): State courts
  Index Term(s): Appellate courts ; National Center for State Courts (NCSC) ; Court system ; State supreme courts ; State government ; Trend analysis ; Economic analysis
  Publication Number: ISBN 0-89656-270-0
  Sale Source: National Ctr for State Courts
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
United States of America
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  Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: From the "Report on Trends in the State Court" series
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