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NCJ Number: 47819 Find in a Library
Title: ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING PERSONNEL UTILIZATION AND PERSONNEL-RELATED CASE PROCESSING PRACTICES IN THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COURTS, PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA - CRIMINAL COURTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Author(s): G B KUBAN
Corporate Author: American University, Washington College of Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: American University, Washington College of Law
Washington, DC 20016
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-013-76
Publication Number: T/A ASSIGNMENT #393
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PERSONNEL-RELATED AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS IN THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLA., COURTS ARE IDENTIFIED, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADDRESSING THE PROBLEMS ARE OFFERED.
Abstract: IN 1976, THE MONTHLY AVERAGE OF CASE FILINGS IN THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COURTS WAS 667; IN 1977 (THROUGH OCTOBER), THE AVERAGE WAS 959. THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE EFFORT REPORTED WAS UNDERTAKEN IN RESPONSE TO CONCERN THAT EXISTING PERSONNEL AND CASE-PROCESSING PRACTICES MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP PACE WITH GROWING CASELOADS. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE COURT IS DESCRIBED AND WORKLOAD STATISTICS ARE PRESENTED. PROBLEMS ARE IDENTIFIED AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE OFFERED RELATIVE TO STATISTICAL REPORTING, COURT LOCATIONS, SUPERVISION OF PERSONNEL, RECORDING OF DOCUMENTS, TRAFFIC CASE PROCESSING, COMPUTER LIAISON, SECRETARIAL ASSISTANCE, STAFFING LEVELS, AND PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND PAY. THE STUDY FOUND THAT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COURT AND RECORDING SUPERVISOR ACTUALLY FUNCTIONS AS COURT ADMINISTRATOR. SEVERAL OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOCUS ON THE NEED TO STRENGTHEN THE MANAGEMENT ROLE OF THE SUPERVISOR AND TO RELY ON AUTOMATED PROCEDURES TO HANDLE GROWING CASELOADS (AS OPPOSED TO HIRING MORE STAFF TO OPERATE EXISTING MANUAL SYSTEMS). IT IS POINTED OUT THAT, BECAUSE THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT ALREADY HAS MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS WITH COMPUTERIZATION, THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COURTS CAN HAVE THEIR DATA-PROCESSING NEEDS IDENTIFIED AND ADDRESSED PROMPTLY. SUPPORTING DATA ARE INCLUDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): County courts; Court case flow management; Court management; Court personnel; Court records; Florida; Personnel administration; Records management; Technical assistance reports
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