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Reports, Statistics, & Performance Measures

Gavel with clock Oregon Judicial Department Mission Statement: As a separate and independent branch of government, our mission is to provide fair and accessible justice services that protect the rights of individuals, preserve community welfare, and inspire public confidence.

Reports: The 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 two-year strategic plan (the Strategic Campaign). 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.


 

 

OJD's new strategic plan for 2020-2021 is titled: Oregon Judicial Branch Strategic Campaign 2020-2021. We make four commitments in the plan designed to advance our constitutional obligation to provide justice for all. The commitments will be achieved through 19 initiatives to be undertaken over the next two years.
 
The Oregon Judicial Branch Strategic Campaign 2020-2021 (as have strategic plans for previous years) also continues to embody the values and goals set forth in the Judicial Branch's original strategic vision Justice 2020: A Vision for Oregon's Courts published in 1995.
 

 

 
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. ​

 

 
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 and updated in 2019.

  • Access and Fairness: The rating of court users on the court's accessibility and its treatment of customers in terms of fairness, equality, respect.
  • 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 (updated): The percent of criminal cases that have a final judgment entered into the case register within three business days of the sentencing hearing or disposition.
  • Time to First Permanency Hearing: Percentage of cases that have first permanency hearing within 14 months.
  • Collection Rate: The percentage of cases paid in full within a year of judgment.
  • Oregon Recidivism Rates (updated): The percentage of adult drug court graduates with no misdemeanor or felony charges filed in Oregon circuit courts within one year of program graduation.
  • Effective Use of Jurors: The percentage of available jurors who are selected for jury duty who are qualified and available to serve (the number of jurors who appear and are not disqualified/ exempt/ excused from serving). 
  • Employee Retention: The annual employee retention rate.

Statewide Circuit Court Statistics

Includes links to Cases Filed Trend Data; Cases Terminated Trend Data; Cases Pending Trend Data; Age of Pending Cases; Goals for Timely Disposition; and Cases Tried Analysis.

 2019 Circuit Court Case Statistics   
 2018 Circuit Court Case Statistics    2017 Circuit Court Case Statistics 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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