Trends in State Courts is an annual, peer-reviewed publication that highlights innovative practices in critical areas that are of interest to courts, and often serves as a guide for developing new initiatives and programs and informing and supporting policy decisions. Trends in State Courts is the only publication of its kind and enjoys a wide circulation among the state court community.
Trends in State Courts 2023. State courts have faced challenges and are applying lessons learned. The 2023 edition of Trends in State Courts highlights advanced artificial intelligence chatbots and community engagement efforts, along with other new innovations and initiatives.
Trends 2023 articles
Accessible Courts: Toward Universal Design
Diane Robinson and Zachary Zarnow
Measuring Access and Fairness in Remote Court Proceedings
Andrea L. Miller and Kelly Roberts Freeman
Engaging Communities for Equal Justice
Lou Gieszl and Hon. Vicki Ballou-Watts
User Feedback Is Essential
Tapping Technology for Probation Services
Implementing an Internal Treatment Court Monitoring and Evaluation Infrastructure
Kathleen Maher, Jamie L. Walter and Gray Barton
Supported Decision-making as an Alternative to Guardianship
Michigan: Auto State or State of Suspension?
Stacy Sellek and John Nevin
External events continued to drive change and innovation in the courts. The 2022 edition of Trends in State Courts highlighted post-pandemic eviction courts and eliminating racism and bias in the courts.
While courts return to a new “normal,” the challenges of 2020 linger. The 2021 edition of Trends in State Courts highlights how courts responded to big social issues.
Trends in State Courts 2020 examined the seismic events that overtook the courts that year: COVID-19 and the nationwide protests over racial injustice in law enforcement. Other articles included online dispute resolution in Ohio, the Family Justice Initiative, and the future of courthouse design.
Previous Trends in State Courts editions can be found in NCSC's eCollection.
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