Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What types of cases will be included in the project?

A: The major felony and misdemeanor case types will be included.


Q: What kinds of courts will participate in the project?

A: Some challenges and solutions are common to all courts, while others vary by court size. The project intends to include a range of courts to accommodate this reality.


Q: What kind of data will courts be requires to submit?

A: Participating courts will need to be able to electronically provide detailed case-level data to NCSC. The data request varies slightly by court structure. Click on either single-tier court system or two-tier court system for the list of data elements.


Q: Will the data contain names and personal identifiers?

A: No, the NCSC will not collect any case-level data that contains personal identifiers such as name, date of birth, address, or criminal identification number.

Q: If my court is invited to participate, what are we signing up for?

A: In Phase I, all participating courts will provide case-level data and documentation that allows NCSC to understand how that data is labeled and structured. The eight courts selected to continue to Phase II will host a site visit by project staff, which will involve interviews, observation, and additional documentation of effective practices.


Q: I think my court would be a good candidate for participating. How do I sign up?

A: Great! Contact Shannon Roth at sroth@ncsc.org, and we will be in touch.


Q: Are you looking only at every day case processing or are you seeking to document special expedited case processing or backlog reduction programs as well?

A: We are very interested to learn about special programs that courts have developed as part of their overall case management strategy. Please contact Shannon Roth at sroth@ncsc.org, and we will be in touch.