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NCJ Number: 42836 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: OPERATIONS REVIEW OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF DUKES COUNTY (MA)
Author(s): S D CONTI; J HELMS; L R MOORE
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America
Project Director: R A DRUMM
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for State Courts
North Andover, MA 01845
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS OF THE DUKES COUNTY DISTRICT COURT ARE EXAMINED, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE STAFF RECORDS, BUDGETING, PROCEDURES, AND FACILITIES ARE PROVIDED.
Abstract: THE DUKES COUNTY COURT HAS BEEN UNDER A MEASURABLE WORKLOAD STRAIN DUE TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED CASELOAD IN ALL MAJOR AREAS OF THE COURT'S JURISDICTION. AN INCREASED CLERICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE WORKLOAD HAS BEEN A DIRECT FUNCTION OF THIS ESCALATION OF BUSINESS. THE REVIEW OF OPERATIONS WAS CONDUCTED TO EVALUATE THE NEEDS OF THE COURT AND TO IDENTIFY AREAS WHERE INCREASED EFFICIENCY COULD BE OBTAINED. BASED ON THE REVIEW, IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT NEW PROCEDURES TO MAXIMIZE EFFICIENCY OF CLERICAL PERSONNEL BE ADOPTED, THAT PROBATION RECORD KEEPING BE REVISED AND THAT BUDGET PREPARATION BE COORDINATED BETWEEN DEPARTMENTS. IMPROVEMENTS IN THE OFFICE FACILITIES AND AN INCREASE IN THE CLERICAL STAFFING LEVEL ARE ALSO SUGGESTED....DMC
Index Term(s): Court case flow management; Court personnel; Massachusetts; Operations research; Records management
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