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NCJ Number: 229096 Find in a Library
Title: Future Trends in State Courts 2009
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America
Editor(s): Carol R. Flango; Amy M. McDowell; Charles F. Campbell; Neal B. Kauder
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 155
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
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
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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; Court system; Economic analysis; National Center for State Courts (NCSC); State government; State supreme courts; Trend analysis
Note: From the "Report on Trends in the State Court" series
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