The Administrative Office of the Delaware Courts was honored nationally for improving the quality of the caseload data it gathers and reports.

Delaware was one of six states to receive the Reporting Excellence Award for 2016 for the Court Statistics Project, a joint effort of the Conference of State Court Administrators and the National Center for State Courts. In addition, Delaware was the only court system cited this year for its improvement in trial court statistics and appellate court statistics. The award was announced in February at a meeting of COSCA in Naples, Florida, and marks the first time Delaware has received this honor.

The Delaware Courts worked with the Court Statistics Project over the past year to better understand how to compile and structure Delaware statistics into a format that would fit into the national model and allow for a comparison with other states. In terms of providing usable data for the national project, Delaware increased from 25 percent to 75 percent over the past year for information from courts of general jurisdiction and increased from 14 percent to 100 percent for court-of-last-resort appellate court information.

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