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Court Statistics Project Reporting Excellence Award 2016

12/7/2016 9:49:04 AM

The Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) have awarded the Nevada Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) with the Court Statistics Project Reporting Excellence Award 2016. Nevada was one of six states to receive the award at the COSCA mid-year meeting Dec. 3 in Naples, Florida.


The award recognizes the Nevada Judiciary’s work to improve caseload data reported to the National Center for State Courts. The Nevada statewide data model resulted in providing 92-percent publishable court statistics for the state’s courts.

This placed Nevada sixth in the nation for providing caseload statistics to NCSC’s national database for state court caseload information. Publishable data matches the definitions provided by the Court Statistics Project and are of sufficient quality to be used in data analysis.

“In 2000, when Nevada first reported to the national archive, we provided very little publishable data,” State Court Administrator Robin Sweet said. “It is gratifying to see we are now in the upper tier in reporting court statistics and other states look to us for guidance.”

A joint project of the Conference of State Court Administrators and the National Center for State Courts, the Court Statistics Project publishes Examining the Work of State Courts, a report on trends in caseload data from courts caseload data from courts in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. This report allows state court leaders, policy makers, and local court managers to make informed decisions on matters affecting the Judicial Branch.