Supported by the State Justice Institute, Automating Family Justice Triage is working with national experts to develop a process and prototype that can be implemented in courts across the country.
- Steps to Triage Business Flow
- Automating Family Triage - Prototypes
- Family Law Triage Process Flow Chart & Mind Map
- Recommended Family Court Data Elements (Draft 12/5/22): This document provides the data elements and the rationale for family-specific criteria needed to triage and monitor cases.
- Innovation Lab Agenda (Agile Workshop): The purpose of this lab is to provide an agile approach to developing business capabilities and processes, case scenarios and user profiles for the development of a family triage tool that is flexible enough to be used by any jurisdiction.
- 11th Judicial Circuit Family Division Case Management Manual (Draft): The 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, Florida has created this draft Family Case Management Manual to support the initial implementation of the Streamlined Track. The manual will subsequently be updated to include a triage process at the time a response is filed, and implementation of the Tailored Services and Judicial/Specialized Tracks. This manual contemplates automation of triage processes as functionality is developed and as appropriate for the parties.
"Aggressively triage cases at the earliest opportunity." - CCJ/COSCA Resolution 4 (2020)
Pathways approaches have been applied in civil and family cases with demonstrated effectiveness. The Cady Initiative for Family
Justice Reform recommends that courts “aggressively triage cases at the earliest opportunity” to determine which “pathway” is most likely to provide the services and case management that a family needs to resolve their case. This approach has been endorsed by the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators, the highest authorities in state court leadership.
- Davis, A. and Saini, M. (2021). Pathways through the Pandemic: An Application of Family Justice Pathways in Three Courts. NSCS Trends in State Courts, pp. 26-30.
- Marz, S. (2019). Faster and as Satisfying: An Evaluation of Alaska's Early Resolution Triage Program. Family Court Review, Vol. 57 No. 4, October 2019 478-490.
- National Center for State Courts (2018). Colorado State Court Administrator's Office Domestic Relation's Triage Project. National Center for State Courts, pp.1-32.
- NCSC (2018). Executive Summary, Colorado Domestic Relations Triage Pilot.
- Clarke, T. (2017). Triage Protocols for Divorce and Child Custody Cases. National Center for State Courts.