Courts

Multnomah County, OR, Circuit Court (MCCC, Oregon District #4).  In 2005, the MCCC needed more information in finer detail about their court operations and case processing.  An automated tool acting on raw data provided acquired from the State’s data system would provide consistent and easily accessible court performance metrics.  In response, LGAN staff developed a web-based application to provide on demand data queries that supports the MCCC.  Analytic topics include cases, charges, case processing time, terminations by trial and trial type.  Additional variables are available for analytic drill down including time frame, case type (i.e. criminal, small claims, domestic, probate, etc.), case class (i.e. felony, misd, violation, etc) and others.  This continues as a publicly accessible site which can be visited at:  http://multnomah.lgan.com 

Washington State Office of Public Defense.  LGAN evaluated the success of three pilot courts across the state that received additional funds and consultation to improve the legal services provided to the indigent.  LGAN analyzed court and attorney records to determine the effectiveness of the pilots in three areas: attorney caseload, access to legal representation and the quality of public defense services. 

King County, WA, Superior Court.  LGAN provided data processing and analytic support to a broader effort to assess the delivery of Superior Court services to children and families in King County.  Results from this work included numerous iterations of case mix and case processing measures and geographic mapping and travel time analysis of court case participants.

Thursday, March 8, 2012, Administrator

 
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