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Justice Programs Office

Lincoln, NE 


I. WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION
  • Faculty Biographies (Download)
  • Workshop Agenda (Download)
  • Quiz: Factors Associated with Timely Disposition of Criminal Cases (Download)

II. ESSENTIAL CASEFLOW MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

  • PowerPoint: Essential Caseflow Management Principles: Necessary Conditions for Controlling Caseflow (Download)
  • Ernest Friesen’s Reverse Telescope (Download)
  • “Caseflow Management Process Essentials” by Judge Jeffrey Coker (Ret.) (Download)
  • Sample Continuance Policies:
  • CourTools Summary (Download)

III. INFORMATION SUPPORT FOR JUDICIAL SUPERVISION OF CASE PROGRESS

  • Nebraska Case Management Committee Report (Download)
  • Nebraska County Court Case Management Committee Report (Download)
  • Summary of Nebraska Court Time Standards (from NCSC Case Processing Time Standards) (Download)
  • Notes from Case Management Committee Meeting With Technical Assistance Team (Download)

IV. 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” Maureen Solomon (Download)
  • BJA Differentiated Case Management Program Brief (Download)
  • Sample DCM Program Summaries:
    • Berrien County (St. Joseph), Michigan (Download)
    • Pierce County (Tacoma), Washington (Download)
  • Judge’s Checklist for First Appearance in District Court (Download)
  • “Differentiated Case Management; What Is it? How Effective Has it Been?” by Judge J. Kelley Arnold, Caroline S. Cooper, Judge Legrome Davis, Judge Thomas Mott, Judge George Nicola, Judge Rudolph J. Rossetti and Judge Ronald Taylor. (Download)
  • “Developing Felony Tracks”. Judge Legrome Davis (Download)
  • “A Three-Track Criminal Program” . Judge Ronald Taylor (Download)
  • “Sample ‘Fall-Out’ Chart (Criminal Caseload)” (Download)
  • Scheduling Analysis Form (Download)
  • Tracking Criteria (Download)

V. ACTION PLANNING

  • Technical Assistance Visit Recommendations (Download)
  • Developing An Action Plan: Recommendations for Setting Priorities (Download)

VI. 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 (CMI) (Download)
Sample Case Management Plans
  • DUI Case Processing Plan: Coconino County Limited Jurisdiction Courts. (Download)
  • Flagstaff Municipal Court DUI Case Management Plan. (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. (distributed at workshop) (Download)
  • Maureen Solomon. “Observations Concerning Effective Caseflow Management in Common Law Countries.” 2006. (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. “Conducting a Felony Caseflow Management Review.” BJA  CCTAP. American University, 2010. (distributed at workshop) (Download)

VII. EVALUATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FORMS

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