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Progress Report: Judicial System Achieves Savings by Implementing Recommendations, Report No. 04-08, January 2004
 
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  • The Justice Administrative Commission, state attorneys, and public defenders have achieved savings by implementing recommendations made in our 2001 report.  The Legislature reduced JAC staffing to reflect streamlined workload, and a purchasing consortium has achieved substantial savings for on-line legal services.  The Legislature also has directed the judicial system to take steps to better integrate information systems and it adopted policies to reduce state attorney and public defender workload.
  • State attorneys and public defenders await funding decisions on Revision 7 of Article V before undertaking evaluation of local court programs for cost and effectiveness.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 01-64 Justification Review: Justice Administrative Commission, State Attorneys, and Public Defenders, published in December 2001.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Justice Administrative Commission (JAC)
State Attorneys
Public Defenders
Capital Collateral Regional Counsels (Death Penalty Appeals)

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