COVID-19 Case Resolution Progress

Terms & Definitions

Open & Active Cases: An open & active case is any case for which all required parties are available to actively participate in court proceedings.
Disposed Cases: A disposed case is any case where a judge has entered a final decision or the prosecutor has decided not to proceed with prosecution, or has recommended alternative resolution.
Initial Open & Active Cases: Cases that were open & active as of the project start date, which represents the total number of cases that will be addressed as part of the COVID-19 case resolution project. This is a static number and will not change over time.
Remaining Open & Active Cases: Number of cases that are currently open & active and that must still be disposed as part of the COVID-19 case resolution project. This number is dynamic and will change over time as cases are disposed, indicted, or accused.

Overall

These measures combine initial open & active cases (as of the project start date) from State Court, Superior Court, Magistrate Court, the District Attorney, and the Solicitor General.
The descending gray line in the graph below shows the pace at which cases must be disposed to resolve all initial open & active cases within the project time period. The descending colored line in the graphs below shows the actual pace at which cases are being disposed.
How to read the graph below: If the orange line is above the gray line that means that the court is behind and will finish processing cases after the deadline; and if the orange line is below the gray line that means the court is processing cases in a timely fashion and should finish the backlog before the deadline.

Superior Court

Initial Open & Active: Cases that were open & active as of the project start date, which represents the total number of cases that will be addressed as part of the COVID-19 case resolution project. This is a static number and will not change over time.
Disposed Cases: A disposed case is any case where a judge has entered a final decision.
Remaining Open & Active: Remaining open and active cases consists of Initial Open & Active, minus Disposed Cases, plus newly indicted and accused cases coming from the District Attorney.

District Attorney

Initial Open & Active: Cases that were open & active as of the project start date, which represents the total number of cases that will be addressed as part of the COVID-19 case resolution project. This is a static number and will not change over time.
Disposed, Indicted, or Accused: A disposed case is any case where the prosecutor has decided not to proceed with prosecution or has recommended alternative resolution. An indicted case is any case where the grand jury has deemed there is enough evidence to proceed with prosecution. An accused case is any case where the District Attorney has formally charged the defendant.
Remaining Open & Active: Remaining open and active cases consist of Initial Open & Active, minus Disposed, Indicted, and Accused cases.
How to read the graph below: If the green line is above the gray line that means that the court is behind and will finish processing cases after the deadline; and if the green line is below the gray line that means the court is processing cases in a timely fashion and should finish the backlog before the deadline.

State Court

Initial Open & Active: Cases that were open & active as of the project start date, which represents the total number of cases that will be addressed as part of the COVID-19 case resolution project. This is a static number and will not change over time.
Disposed: A disposed case is any case where a judge has entered a final decision.
Remaining Open & Active: Remaining open and active cases consists of Initial Open & Active, minus Disposed Cases, plus newly accused cases coming from the Solicitor General.

Solicitor General

Initial Open & Active: Cases that were open & active as of the project start date, which represents the total number of cases that will be addressed as part of the COVID-19 case resolution project. This is a static number and will not change over time.
Disposed or Accused: A disposed case is any case the prosecutor has decided not to proceed with prosecution or has recommended alternative resolution. An accused case is any case where the District Attorney has formally charged the defendant.
Remaining Open & Active: Remaining open and active cases consists of Initial Open & Active, minus Disposed and Accused Cases
How to read the graph below: If the purple line is above the gray line that means that the court is behind and will finish processing cases after the deadline; and if the purple line is below the gray line that means the court is processing cases in a timely fashion and should finish the backlog before the deadline.

Magistrate Court

Initial Open & Active: Filings that were open & active as of the project start date, which represents the total number of filings that will be addressed as part of the COVID-19 case resolution project. This is a static number and will not change over time.
Disposed: A disposed filing is any filing where a judge has entered a final decision.
Remaining Open & Active: Remaining open and active filings consist of Initial Open & Active minus Disposed Filings
How to read the graph below: If the blue line is above the gray line that means that the court is behind and will finish processing cases after the deadline; and if the blue line is below the gray line that means the court is processing cases in a timely fashion and should finish the backlog before the deadline.