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.
|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|Dilapidated courthouses, outdated networks and technology systems, ADA and seismic issues||Increased use of technology to serve court users, the legal community, and jurors|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|