The 31st Judicial Circuit for Missouri, which covers only Greene County, has been given award for case management efficiency in the 2018 fiscal year.
The Daniel O’Toole award was given to only 12 of the 46 state circuits. The award is given to circuits who meet a certain level of standards for case processing.
“As one of the busiest Circuit Courts in the state, we are pleased the Supreme Court has recognized the case management efficiency accomplished by the court and the team participants,” said Judge Cordonnier.
In a press release, Greene County hailed the award as “a result of the teamwork between the circuit court prosecuting attorney, public defender, attorneys, circuit clerk’s office, law enforcement, probation and parole, and our justice partners.”
The case processing standards were put into place in 1997. To earn the award, circuit must achieve at least five of the 10 case processing time standards and must not be more than 5 percent from achieving the remaining standards. For example, one standard is that 95 percent felony criminal cases need to be disposed within 14 months of filing.
The award is named for the presiding judge who served St. Louis County until his 1998 death.