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Office of Court Improvement

Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator

MISSION AND METHODS

Working with and for judicial officers, court staff, and court stakeholders, the Office of Court Improvement (OCI) staff members strive for continuous quality improvement in Florida’s courts by employing a variety of methods:

  • staffing two court governance committees
  • conducting literature reviews on promising practices
  • maintaining two automated case management systems
  • collecting and analyzing court data
  • collaborating with court stakeholders
  • conducting site visits and arranging for peer visits
  • tracking and drafting legislation
  • coordinating, developing, and conducting training and events (conferences, meetings, workshops)
  • developing publications (benchbooks, court user guides, newsletters, case law updates)
  • coordinating and providing technical assistance
  • developing fillable and interactive court user forms
  • caintaining Florida Supreme Court approved family court forms
  • developing and managing contracts
  • conducting presentations

GOALS

  • to deliver justice effectively, efficiently, and fairly
  • to enhance access to justice and court services
  • to improve understanding of the judicial process
  • to modernize the administration of justice
  • to maintain a professional, ethical, and skilled workforce

CURRENT PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES

  • Problem-Solving Court Docket Initiatives
    • Adult Drug Court Expansion Project
    • Veterans Court Initiative
    • Mental Health Court Initiative
    • Early Childhood Court Initiative
    • Family Dependency Drug Court Initiative
    • Permanency Court
    • Problem-Solving Court Docket Standards and Fidelity Monitoring
  • Information System Initiatives
    • Florida Drug Court Case Management System
    • Florida Dependency Court Information System
    • Early Childhood Court Tracking System
    • Contract Tracker System
    • Voucher System
  • Family Court Initiatives
    • One Family, One Judge Implementation
    • School-Justice Partnerships
    • Domestic Violence Regional Trainings
    • Racial and Ethnic Disparities Initiative
    • DIY Forms Project
    • Florida Institute on Interpersonal Violence
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Initiatives
    • Baker Act and Marchman Act Project
    • Diversion Options for Nonviolent Felony Offender Project
    • Extended Release Injectable Naltrexone Project (Vivitrol)
  • Criminal Court Initiatives
    • Criminal Domestic Violence Project
    • Criminal Sexual Violence Project
  • Overarching Initiatives
    • Trauma-Responsive Court Initiative
    • Human Trafficking Project

 

 

OCI Acronyms and Terms

A helpful chart with definitions for common acronyms.