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Reports, Statistics, & Performance Measures

Gavel with clockThe Oregon Judicial Department issues annual reports on the status and work of the state courts; reports generated from the work of committees, commissions, task forces, or workgroups that provide research, information, and recommendations; annual case statistics of the circuit courts; judicial and staff workload measurements; fiscal impact statements for pending legislation; the Chief Justice’s Recommended Budget; reports on the state court system for the legislature; and a five-year strategic plan. These reports and others are compiled and managed by the Office of the State Court Administrator. The appellate courts and Oregon Tax Court manage their own statistics and reports.
 
Oregon Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Balmer gives a State of the Courts address yearly or biannually depending on the development of new events and information in Oregon's state courts. ​

 

 
The Oregon Judicial Department develops a five-year strategic plan following OJD fiscal year cycles. Values embodied in the individual goals and strategies set forth in this plan derive from, and align closely with, the values and goals that first appeared in the judicial branch’s original strategic vision document published in 1995. The Chief Justice’s Court Reengineering and Efficiencies Workgroup (CREW) will work with this plan, and with the courts and administrative staff, to bring these strategies to fruition.

Statewide Circuit Court Statistics

Includes links to Cases Filed Trend Data; Cases Terminated Trend Data; Cases Pending Trend Data; Cases Per Authorized Judicial Position; Age of Pending Cases; Goals for Timely Disposition; and coming soon: Cases Tried Analysis.

Between 2012 and 2015, 27 out of Oregon's 36 circuit courts had implemented the new Oregon eCourt technology, which included a new case management system. Case statistics below reflect the combined totals of cases filed in the old case management system, OJIN, and OJD's new case management system, OECI.

​New performance measures that reflect information available in the new Oregon eCourt system are currently being developed to replace some current measures and add additional performance measures for the 2017-19 biennium. They will be presented to the 2017 legislature for adoption. 

Existing Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) programs that address some OJD key performance measures are: Court Interpreter Services, Collections, Court Improvement, Human Resources, Judicial and Staff Education, the Juvenile Court Improvement Program and drug courts.

  • Accessible Interpreter Services: The percentage of dollars spent on Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) certified freelance interpreters out of total expenditures for freelance (nonstaff) interpreters of languages in which certification testing is offered by OJD. 
  • Collection Rate: The percentage of all monetary penalties imposed by circuit courts and appellate courts that are collected. 
  • OJIN Data Timelines and Accuracy: The average number of calendar days between the date a judge signs a judgment and the date that the judgment is entered into the official record. 
  • Representative Workforce: The parity between the representation of persons of color in the civilian labor force and the representation of the same group in the workforce of the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD).
  • Trained Workforce: The percentage of Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) education program participants who reported gaining specific knowledge related to OJD by attending the program. 
  • Timely Case Processing: The percentage of cases disposed of or otherwise resolved within established time frames. 
  • Permanency Action Plans: The percentage of circuit courts with a performance measure supporting permanency outcomes for children in foster care. 
  • Drug Court Recidivism: The percentage of adult drug court graduates with no misdemeanor or felony charges filed in the Oregon circuit courts within one year of program graduation. 

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