NAPCO Conference 2019

The 2019 Trial Court Leadership Conference will be held September 22-25 in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information to follow.

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Bail industry battles reforms that threaten its livelihood

A little more than a year ago, New Jersey all but eliminated cash bail for criminal defendants, except for those charged with certain violent offenses. Since the reforms took effect January 1, 2017, the county jail population is down 16 percent, says then-attorney general Christopher Porrino, who left office on January 16, when the new governor was sworn in. And preliminary numbers show a 5 percent decrease in violent crime over the year.

Hennepin County MN District Court eReminder System Cuts Failures to Appear

Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District, serving Hennepin County (Minneapolis and the surrounding 46 suburbs) has recently developed an eReminder pilot with a private vendor. As the name reflects, this is an electronic reminder application which pulls information from the court’s information database (a tailored Tyler Technologies Odyssey® case management system) to issue the reminders. No additional work is needed by court staff to send the reminder.

NAPCO Report of Activities – January 2018

NAPCO held its Second Annual Leadership Academy and Conference at the Scottsdale, Arizona, DoubleTree Resort, September 24-27, 2017. It was hosted by the Arizona Judicial Branch in Maricopa County. The theme, “Champions of Change: Presiding Judges and Court Executives,” began with a day-long Leadership Academy facilitated by Dr. Barry Dornfeld, Center for Applied Research, and the National Center for State Courts, where judge-leaders and court administrators learned how to utilize a court’s culture as an asset for change.