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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 in this plan are derived from, and align closely with, the values and goals in the Judicial Branch’s original strategic vision Justice 2020: A Vision for Oregon's Courts published in 1995.
 
The Chief Justice’s Court Reengineering and Efficiencies Workgroup (CREW) works with the courts and administrative staff to bring the five-year plan's 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.


Combined OJIN and OECI Totals
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.

​​Pre-Oregon eCourt Circuit Court Case Statistics
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OJD developed the new performance measures listed below for the 2017-19 biennium that will utilize information and reports provided by the Oregon eCourt technology system. They were approved for adoption by the 2017 Legislature.

  • Access and Fairness: The rating of court users on the court's accessibility and its treatment of customers in terms of fairness, equality, respect (surveys).
  • Clearance Rates: The number of cases closed as a percentage of the number of cases filed.
  • Time to Disposition: The percentage of cases disposed or otherwise resolved within established timeframes. 
  • Time to Entry of Judgment: The average number of days between signature of a judgment and the date of entry into the official record.
  • Time to First Permancey Hearing: The percentage of cases that have first permanency hearings within 14 months.
  • Collection Rate: The percentage of cases paid in full within a year of judgment (violations). 
  • Oregon Recidivism Rates: The arrest, conviction, or incarceration of adults who have previously been convicted of a crime within three years of the date of conviction or release from custody of the previously convicted crime (CJC definition and data).
  • Effective Use of Jurors*: The percentage of available jurors who are selected for jury duty who are qualified and available to serve (juror yield). 
  • Employee Retention: The annual employee retention rate.
*Measures from NCSC CourTools - modified for Oregon if state standard exists.

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