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Trends in State Courts 2014
  • Traffic Resource Center Issue Briefs The Traffic Resource Center releases a monthly issue brief on issues such as “vulnerable user” statutes, electronic citations, statutory limitations on plea bargaining, happy hour restrictions, interlock laws, and child endangerment statutes. read more
  • Delaware Makes Tech Purchases More Efficient The Delaware Administrative Office of the Courts’ Judicial Information Center (JIC) recently created a project focused on the technology information help desk and looked at reducing the time to quote and purchase computers and software. read more
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Trends in State Courts 2014 focuses on what courts can do, and are doing, to serve the needs of society’s most vulnerable groups:  juveniles and the elderly.  Articles in two special sections focus on many aspects of juvenile justice and elder issues, such as the Models for Change Juvenile Justice Initiative funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, judicial leadership in addressing juvenile mental health issues, elder courts, and Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders.

Trends 2014 also addresses other topics of interest to state courts, such as improvement of jury service via technology, procedural fairness, and access to justice commissions.  A new section highlights court accomplishments in each state.