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 Request: This is a detailed list of data elements that will be collected from each court.
Single-Tier Court Systems
Two-Tier Court Systems - General Jurisdiction
Two-Tier Court Systems - Limited Jurisdiction
Phase I (September 2015 to June 2017)
Phase II (July 2017 to September 2018)
For more information, consult the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Shannon Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.