|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 6: Reliability and Integrity of Court Files
Definition: The percentage of files that can be retrieved within established time standards and that meet established standards for completeness and accuracy of contents.
Purpose: A reliable and accurate case file system is fundamental to the effectiveness of day-to-day Court operations and fairness of judicial decisions. The maintenance of case records directly affects the timeliness and integrity of case processing.