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NCJ Number: 151556 Find in a Library
Title: Approach to Long-Range Strategic Planning for the Courts
Author(s): J A Martin
Corporate Author: Ctr for Public Policy Studies
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 199
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Public Policy Studies
Denver, CO 80202
State Justice Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Grant Number: SJI-91-05D-E-045
Sale Source: Ctr for Public Policy Studies
999 18th Street
Suite 900
Denver, CO 80202
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to strategic planning for State trial courts.
Abstract: Long-range strategic planning is designed to help courts identify and understand the implications of the demands confronting them now and those likely to confront them in the future, determine their capacity to meeting current and future needs, define a future that responds to changing demands, outline a plan to attain that future, and establish a foundation for ongoing strategic movement. The steps in planning a long-term strategy include initiating and agreeing on a planning process; identifying organizational mandates, goals, and stakeholder expectations; developing an organizational vision for the future; conducting trends analysis and constructing scenarios; conducting an organizational assessment; developing management strategies; implementing strategic management; and monitoring, evaluating, and modifying organizational performance. Players in strategic planning should include top decisionmakers, middle managers, technical core and front-line personnel, people from agencies throughout the interorganizational justice system network, court users, interest group representatives, consultants, and State representatives. These players should be organized into a court executive team, long-range strategic planning committee, and work groups. 31 tables, 4 figures, 55 notes, and 5 appendixes
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Court management; Long range planning; State courts; Trial courts
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