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Data Collections: Courts

Census of Problem-Solving Courts (CPSC)
The 2012 Census of Problem-Solving Courts (CPSC) involved the collection of data from all active problem-solving 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
This collection serves as the primary source for detailed information on the structure and framework of state courts.

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 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 (NSIDS), 2013
In 2013, the National Survey of Indigent Defense Systems (NSIDS) was designed as a census of all forms of indigent defense  public defender, contract counsel and assigned/appointed counsel  in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

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

National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP)
The data obtained from the National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP) provided data on prosecutorial activities nationwide as well as a variety of administrative and legal issues facing prosecutors who handle felony cases in state courts.

State Court Processing Statistics (SCPS)
Formerly National Pretrial Reporting Program (through 1994), SCPS provided 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
Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, Trials on Appeal (CJSSCTA) provided detailed statistical information on civil cases adjudicated at the appellate level in state courts.


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