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Criminal case backlog drops by 13% over past year in New Jersey courts

Criminal case backlog drops by 13% over past year in New Jersey courts

Overall backlog declines by 1%

The New Jersey court system's backlog of criminal cases decreased by 13 percent during the 2009-10 fiscal year when compared to 2008-09, Judge Glenn A. Grant, acting administrative director of the state courts, announced Tuesday.

The court system's yearly report shows that overall, the backlog decreased 1 percent.

"That we have been able to reduce our backlog even as we operate with 450 fewer staff members reflects the commitment of judiciary employees to do their jobs well,'' Grant said. "We have also capitalized on the expansion of information technology and on our relationships with other agencies to deliver justice that is not only fair, but also efficient and timely."

The number of backlogged criminal cases was reduced from 7,252 on June 30, 2009 to 6,289 on June 30 of this year, the 13 percent decline. Grant has set a goal four months for resolving all cases.

The special civil part backlog also achieved reduction. The largest caseload in Superior Court, the special civil part resolves small claims and cases worth $15,000 or less.

 

Bayonne Democratic chief Jason O'Donnell named to Assembly seat

Bayonne Democratic chief Jason O'Donnell named to Assembly seat

Replaced Anthony Chiappone who pled guilty to corruption

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Bayonne Democratic chairman Jason O‘Donnell has been named the new Assemblyman for the city and southern J...

South Brunswick High School teacher Jill Zell gets probation, fine for stealing colleagues' credit cards

South Brunswick High School teacher Jill Zell gets probation, fine for stealing colleagues' credit cardsA South Brunswick teacher has been given three years probation and fined $1,000 for stealing credit cards from two of her colleagues.

Jill Zell, 57, an English teacher at South Brunswick High School, w...

Christie uses ‘Race to the Top’ good news to slam NJEA

Christie uses ‘Race to the Top’ good news to slam NJEA

State still competing with 18 others for share of $3.4 billion

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
UPDATED

New Jersey has been named one of 19 governments to make the final round of the federal govern...

N.J. inches closer to Race to the Top education funding

N.J. inches closer to Race to the Top education funding

State makes it to second round of federal competition

BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Obama administration on Tuesday named 18 states and the District of Columbia as finalists in the race for feder...

No more ‘D’ grades allowed in N.J. school district

No more ‘D’ grades allowed in N.J. school district
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Mount Olive school board voted 8-1 Monday night to eliminate the "D" grade in the middle and high school grading systems.

Last month, Superintendent Larrie Reynolds ...

Former Iselin teacher James Clancy sentenced to jail for touching and kissing student

Former Iselin teacher James Clancy sentenced to jail for touching and kissing student

In another in a series of incidents among Middlesex County teachers, A Superior Court judge has sentenced James I. Clancy of Woodbridge to 364 days in jail for improperly touching and kissing a 14-old...

N.J. woman jumps on hood but fails to stop car thief

N.J. woman jumps on hood but fails to stop car thief

Not this car!

That was what a 23-year-old Hoboken woman was thinking when she leaped onto the hood of her mother's 2008 Infiniti as a man attempted to drive off with it from a Jersey City gas station n...

Suspect arrested in Cameo Adult Theater stabbing death

Suspect arrested in Cameo Adult Theater stabbing death

Police have identified the suspect and victim in the Cameo Adult Theater stabbing Friday night, said Kathy Carter, spokeswoman from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

Garrick Farmer, 40, of Newark, ...

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