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Data Collections: Courts

Census of Public Defender Offices (CPDO)
Provides data on the staffing, caseloads, expenditures, and standards and guidelines in state- and locally-funded public defender offices across the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Census of State Court Organization
Obtains comparative data on the organizational structure of the nation's trial and appellate state court systems, including information about courts and judges, judicial selection and service, administrative procedures, the jury, and court structure. Data collected through surveys mailed to state court administrators in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico.

Census of Tribal Justice Agencies in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Jurisdictions (CTJA02)
Provides detailed information gathered on tribal law enforcement agencies, tribal courts and services, and criminal record systems from the Census of Tribal Justice Agencies in American Indian Jurisdictions.

Civil Justice Survey of State Courts (CJSSC)
Provides a general overview of tort, contract, and real property cases decided by a bench or jury trial in state general jurisdiction courts. Data include types of litigants, case type, outcome, award amounts, and post-trial activity.

Court Statistics Project (CSP)
Provides a national authoritative and comparative source of information on the work and organization of trial court caseloads for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Juveniles in Criminal Court
Dataset from 40 urban counties used to describe the characteristics of more than 7,000 juveniles charged with felonies in State courts. The findings indicated that prosecution of juveniles in criminal court is generally reserved for those charged with the quite serious crimes of murder, robbery, and aggravated assault.

National Census of State Court Prosecutors
Obtains basic information from a nationally representative sample census of prosecutors' offices that litigate felony cases in State courts. Focus on staffing and operations data, including the use of innovative prosecution techniques, intermediate sanctions, juvenile cases transferred to criminal court, actions against prosecutors and other professional staff, and work-related assaults and threats.

National Judicial Reporting Program (NJRP)
This data collection provides detailed information on felony sentencing from a nationally representative stratified sample of state courts in 300 counties.

National Survey of Indigent Defense Systems
Conducted during 1999–2000, this survey represented the first systematic study of indigent criminal defense services by BJS since the 1980s.

State Court Processing Statistics (SCPS)
Provides data on the criminal justice processing of persons charged with felonies in 40 jurisdictions representative of the 75 largest counties.

Supplemental Survey of Civil Appeals
Presents information on general civil cases conclude by trial that were subsequently appealed to a States intermediate appellate court or court of last resort. Data collected from approximately 65 intermediate and last resort appellate courts in 36 states, to include case-level data as well as court-level data that will be used to describe appellate court characteristics.


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