|Circuit Court CourTools*||Access & Fairness|
|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.
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.