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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.

Receivable Aging

This chart reflects that more than half (53 percent) of the court’s outstanding receivables are five years old or less. The court continues its efforts to collect on the entire outstanding balance.

Receivable Aging | Distribution of Outstanding Receivables

Why It Matters

Measure 7:  Collection of Monetary Penalties

Definition:  Payments collected and distributed within established timelines, expressed as a percentage of total monetary penalties ordered.

Purpose:  Integrity and public trust in the dispute resolution process depend in part on how well court orders are observed and enforced in cases of noncompliance.  The focus of this measure is on the extent to which our Court takes responsibility for the enforcement of orders requiring payment of monetary penalties.