During FY 2008-09, Commissioners Court directed The Department of Budget and Grant Management to create a Judicial Management Report to assist the Criminal County Courts and Criminal District Courts in gauging the efficiency and effectiveness of their operational processes. The Judicial Management Report incorporates elements of the "Courtools" model designed by the National Center for State Courts, as well as work that has been done in Dallas and Tarrant counties to measure court system statistics and costs. The report captures key management operational effectiveness and cost statistics, including:
- Net Cost per Disposition
- Jail Bed-Days Consumption
- Clearance Rate
- Time to Disposition
- Age of Active Cases Pending, and
- Caseload Comparison
Other data provided in the report was collected from the State Office of Court Administration. Commissioners Court has directed the Budget Department to continue to provide the Judicial Management Report to the courts on a quarterly basis.