Circuit Court CourTools*
Access & Fairness
Clearance Rates
Time to Disposition
Age of Active Pending Cases
Trial Date Certainty
Reliability & Integrity of Case Files
Collection of Monetary Penalties
Effective Use of Jurors
Court Employee Satisfaction
Cost Per Case


CourTools is a set of ten trial court performance measures developed by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) to provide the court with a comprehensive understanding of court operations. Kent County Circuit Court has adopted these measures to examine the Court's performance.

Cost per Case

Why It Matters

Measure 10:  Cost Per Case

Definition:  The average cost of processing a single case, by case type.

Purpose:  Monitoring cost per case, from year to year, provides a practical means to evaluate existing case processing practices and to improve Court operations.  This measure potentially could provide important insights into the management of the Court’s limited resources.