Judicial Transparency


During FY 2014, The Commissioners Court directed The Information Technology Department and the County Auditors Office to create a Judicial Management Report to assist the Criminal County Courts and Criminal District Courts in gauging the efficiency and effectiveness of their operational processes. The Judicial Management Report incorporates elements of the "Courtools" model designed by the National Center for State Courts, as well as work that has been done in other Texas counties to measure court system statistics and costs. The report captures key management operational effectiveness and cost statistics.

This report focuses on the following six measures and shows how the individual courts performed relative to each other and against a court-wide average.

FY 2019 1st Quarter
Judicial Management Report

Individual Measures:
Access and Fairness Clearance Rates Time to Disposition Age of Active Cases Pending Trial Date Certainty
Effective Use of Jurors Cost Per Disposition Jail Bed Days Disposition Rates


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Access and Fairness
Definition: Ratings of court users on the court's accessibility and its treatment of customers in terms of fairness, equality, and respect.
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Access to the Court



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Fairness



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Cleareance Rates
Definition: The number of disposed cases as a percentage of the number of incoming cases.
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Incoming Cases by Quarter



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Dispositions by Quarter



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Clearance Rate by Quarter



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Time to Disposition
Definition: The percentage of cases disposed or otherwise resolved within established time frames. This is a comparison of data from age of disposed cases and only considers cases that are disposed, not the full docket.

The Criminal District Courts have implemented a Felony Case Plan (CASE) that sets the time standards for El Paso County. The applied time frame for this measure will use the Standard Track time frame, in which a case can be disposed of between 275 days and 285 days. The most similar range in the reported data is between 181 and 365 days, which will be used for this measure.
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Time to Disposition



*NCSC - National Center for State Courts

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Age of Active Cases Pending
Definition: The age of active cases pending before the court is measured as the number of days from filing until the time of measurement.
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Percent of Cases Over One-Year Old



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Trial Date Certainty
Definition: The number of times cases disposed by trial are scheduled for trial.
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Trial Date by Certainty



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Effective Use of Jurors
Definition: Juror Yield is the number of citizens selected for jury service who are qualified and available to serve, expressed as a percentage of the total number of prospective jurors summoned. Juror Utilization is the rate at which qualified and available jurors are used at least once in trial or voir dire, expressed as a percentage of the total number of qualified and available jurors (yield).
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Juror Yield Over Time



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Juror Percentage Postponed



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Cost per Disposition
Definition: The net cost of disposing of a single case.
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Average Net Cost per Disposition



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Jail Bed Days
Definition: The number of jail bed days consumed.
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Total Jail Bed Days by Quarter



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Average Length of Stay by Quarter



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Disposition Rates
Definition: The number of disposed cases as a percentage of the Active Caseload.
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Total Docket by Quarter



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Disposition Rate by Quarter



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