The purpose of this three-year project is to discover, document, and disseminate guidance on the most effective practices for misdemeanor and felony caseflow management in the state courts. Using a broad sample of trial courts, the project will document evidence-based solutions appropriate for a wide range of courts, allowing courts to select tools most relevant to them. The project will result in a number of resources for judges and court managers:
Making a range of evidence-based practices available in a form easily used by court managers and judges will accelerate improvement in managing criminal cases, reducing delay and cost, and thus improving the quality of justice.
*The ECCM Project Description lists all the benefits of participating in the Effective Criminal Case Management Project.
Participating courts will submit case-level data on felony and misdemeanor cases, including data elements like case type, charges, date of filing, representation status, disposition type, and more. Select the appropriate document (single- versus two-tier) below for more information.
*ECCM Data Summary: This one-page document describes the type of data that the project is collecting.
Single-Tier Court Systems
Two-Tier Court Systems
*ECCM Data Request: This is a detailed list of data elements that will be collected from each court.
Phase I (September 2015 to March 2017)
Phase II (April 2017 to September 2018)
If you are interested in participating, please review the Sample Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for further details regarding the commitment that we will need from your court.
*Sample ECCM MOA
For more information, consult the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Shannon Roth at email@example.com.