With resources stagnant and service demands from criminal justice reforms increasing, California's courts brace for another challenging year. These snapshots highlight each court's reported challenges as well as their accomplishments.

Challenges: Accomplishments:
Erosion of fines and fees revenue earmarked for court operations

Grant funding for innovative programs to expand and improve court services

 

 

Inability to save funds for long-term, infrastructure projects

Finding ways to replace antiquated case management systems despite limited funding

Dilapidated courthouses, outdated networks and technology systems, ADA and seismic issues Increased use of technology to serve court users, the legal community, and jurors
Increasing staff salary and benefit costs; trying to keep pace with a rebounding economy as staff leave for higher-paying jobs. Expansion of collaborative approaches and partnerships to better serve court users