Measure Three: Time to Disposition

Definition: The percentage of cases disposed or otherwise resolved within established time frames.

Purpose: This measure is an important tool for assessing court performance in processing cases and comparing it to local, state, or national guidelines for timely case processing. It takes into account periods of inactivity beyond the court's control and provides a framework for meaningful measurement across all case types, aligning with time standards established by the National Center for State Courts and other organizations.

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