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Justice Programs Office

Greeley, CO


I. Workshop Introduction

II. Introduction

  • Quiz: Factors Associated with Timely Disposition of Criminal Cases (Download)
  • Summary of Survey Responses
  • Discussion Questions (Download)

III. Establishing the Frame of Reference

  • PowerPoint: Establishing the Frame of Reference (Download)
  • Ernest Friesen’s Reverse Telescope (Download)
  • “Caseflow Management Process Essentials” by Judge Jeffrey Coker (Ret.) (Download)
  • PowerPoint: Necessary Conditions for Controlling Caseflow (Download)
  • Sample Continuance Policies
    • Flagstaff, AZ (Download)
    • The Policy (An Example) (Download)
    • ___ Judicial District of Colorado Felony Case Management Continuance Policy (Download)
  • Currently Available Management Reports And Their Uses (Download)
  • AOC Reports for 3rd Quarter, FY 2009
    • Median Age to Disposition (a) criminal (Download)
    • Open Active Age of Case Report (Download)
    • Percentage of Cases Open Over 6 Months - Misdemeanor (Download)
  • CourTools Summary (Download)
  • Discussion Questions: Breakouts by Jurisdictional Level (Download)

IV. Information Support for Judicial Supervision of Case Progress

  • PowerPoint: Management Data Tools (Download)
  • Directive Concerning Colorado Standards for Case Management in the Trial Courts (Download)
  • AOC Explanation of CourTools (Download)
  • Quarterly Statistical Reports (Samples)
    • Percentage of Criminal Cases Open (Download)
    • Median Days to Criminal Disposition (Download)
    • Median Days to Misdemeanor Disposition (Download)
    • Percentage of Misdemeanor Cases Open (Download)
  • Individual Docket Analysis (Sample) (Download)

V. Differentiated Case Management (DCM) in the District and County Court Settings

  • PowerPoint: Differentiated Case Management (DCM) in the District and County Court Settings (Download)
  • “A Simple Guide to Differentiated Case Management” by Maureen Solomon (Download)
  • BJA Differentiated Case Management Program Brief (Download)
  • Sample DCM Program Summaries
    • ___ Judicial District of Colorado Felony Case Management Continuance Policy (Download)
    • Pierce County (Tacoma), Washington Sample DCM Program Summary (Download)
    • Ramsey County (St. Paul), Minnesota – Civil (Download)
    • Second Circuit Court Berrien County (St. Joseph), Michigan Sample DCM Program Summary (Download)
  • Judge’s Checklist for First Appearance in District Court (Download)
  • “Differentiated Case Management; What Is it? How Effective has it Been?” by J. Kelley Arnold, Caroline S. Cooper, Legrome Davis, Thomas Mott, George Nicola, Rudolph J. Rossetti and Ronald Taylor. (Download)
  • “Developing Felony Tracks” Legrome Davis (Download)
  • “A Three-Track Criminal Program” Ronald Taylor (Download)
  • “Sample ‘Fall-Out’ Chart (Criminal Caseload)” (Download)
  • Scheduling Analysis Form (Download)
  • Tracking Criteria (Download)

VI. Planning to Succeed — Court Leadership and the Collaborative Model

  • PowerPoint: Planning to Succeed — Court Leadership and the Collaborative Model (Download)
  • Planning and Managing the Change Process Chart (Download)
  • Project Planning Form (Download)

VII. Evaluation and Technical Assistance Forms

  • Evaluation Form (Download)
  • Justice Programs Office Technical Assistance Form (Download)

VIII. Additional Resources

Background Information on BJA Criminal Courts Technical Assistance Project

  • Description of the BJA Criminal Courts Technical Assistance Project (CCTAP) (Download)
  • Description of the BJA Criminal Courts Technical Assistance Project Criminal Case Management Improvement Initiative (CMII) (Download)

Colorado Materials

  • “County Court Case Management” (article for local bar explaining local case management efforts). Hon. John Stavely, Boulder County Court. (Download)
  • “County Court Memorandum of Operation.” 20th Judicial District of Colorado (Boulder County). Administrative Order No. 03-101. January 3, 2003. (Download)
  • “Effective County Court Criminal Practices.” Judge David Archuleta. Draft. (Download)
  • “Principles and Practices for Achieving Effective Caseflow Management: Recommendations of the Effective Practices Subcommittee of the Caseflow Leadership Task Force.” Colorado. (Download)
  • “Request to Serve” Letter from Supreme Court of Colorado to Judge David Archuleta Inviting His Participation On Caseflow Coordinating Committee and Outlining the Broad Scope of the Committee (Download)
  • Supreme Court of Colorado. Office of the Chief Justice. Directive Concerning Colorado Standards for case Management in the Trial Courts. Chief Justice Directive 08-05. July 15, 2008. (Download)
  • “Tips I Received Or Wish I’d Received On Civil and Criminal Case Management.” Judge David Prince, Fourth Judicial District, Colorado. August 21, 2007. (Download)

Sample Case Management Plans

  • DUI Case Processing Plan: Coconino County Limited Jurisdiction Courts. (Download)
  • Flagstaff Municipal Court DUI Case Management Plan. (See also Colorado Materials Above) (Download)

General Reference Materials

  • Brian Ostrom and Richard Schauffler. “Strengthening Caseflow Management.” National Association for Court Management, 2008. (Download)
  • Ernest Friesen.“Caseflow Management: A Prescription for Renewal.” National Association for Court Management, 2008. (Download)
  • Maureen Solomon. “Improving Criminal Caseflow.” Bureau of Justice Assistance Criminal Courts Technical Assistance Project. American University, 2008. (Download)
  • Maureen Solomon. “Observations Concerning Effective Caseflow Management in Common Law Countries.” 2006. (Download)
  • “The Ten Key Elements of Successful Caseflow Management Systems.” Outline information prepared by Judge David Archuleta for New Judge Training in Colorado, from “Caseflow Management, The Heart of Court Management in the New Millennium,” by David C. Steelman, with James E. McMillan and John C. Goerdt.  Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 2000. (Download)

Self Assessment Resources

  • Ernest Friesen. “Caseflow Management Excellence: A Challenge to Court Managers.” (Download)
  • Maureen Solomon. “Criminal Caseflow Management: Court Self-Assessment Instrument.” (Download)
  • Maureen Solomon. “A Practical Guide to Conducting a Felony Caseflow Management Review.” Draft. BJA  CCTAP. American University. (distributed at workshop) (Download)
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