Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

2021 Circuit Court
Mission Statement The Illinois court system serves the people by providing an impartial and accessible forum for resolving the disputes of citizens, interpreting laws, and protecting the rights and liberties guaranteed by our state and federal constitutions.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. Fairness: This goal includes the dignified treatment of all individuals, the application of the laws appropriate to the circumstances of individual cases, and a judiciary that is representative of the diversity of the community.
    1. Accessibility: Courts should be convenient, timely, and affordable to everyone.
      1. Accountability: This goal includes the ability of the court system and its judges and staff to use public resources efficiently.
        1. Effectiveness: The ability of the courts to uphold the law and apply rules and procedures both timely and consistently across cases throughout the state.
          Source of Funds General Revenue Fund, Supreme Court Federal Projects Fund, Foreign Language Interpreter Fund, Cannabis Expungement Fund Statutory Authority Illinois Constitution, Article VI
          Fiscal Year 2022 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2021 Actual Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2019 Actual
          Input Indicators
          Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) (a) $ 242,719.9 $ 210,171.7 $ 235,382.8 $ 203,976.6 $ 194,635.6
          Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 242,719.9 $ 210,171.7 $ 235,382.8 $ 203,976.6 $ 193,982.9
          Average monthly full-time equivalents 992.0 919.0 992.0 922.0 920.0
          Output Indicators
          Total cases filed (b) N/A 1,692,475 N/A 1,884,603 2,340,579
          Number of civil cases filed N/A 428,601 N/A 463,551 513,470
          Number of criminal cases filed N/A 170,258 N/A 219,165 232,860
          Number of traffic, conservation, and ordinance cases filed N/A 1,078,084 N/A 1,183,813 1,576,145
          Number of juvenile cases filed N/A 15,532 N/A 18,074 18,104
          Outcome Indicators
          Total cases disposed (b) N/A 1,588,864 N/A 1,597,716 2,155,008
          Percentage of civil cases disposed N/A 26.2% N/A 28.2% 24.6%
          Percentage of criminal cases disposed N/A 10.3% N/A 9.2% 8.6%
          Percentage of traffic, conservation, and ordinance cases disposed N/A 62.6% N/A 61.9% 66%
          Percentage of juvenile cases disposed N/A 0.9% N/A 0.7% 0.8%
          Efficiency/Cost-Effectiveness Indicators
          Average caseload per judicial officer N/A 1,904 N/A 2,115 2,633
          Average cost per case filed (in dollars) N/A $ 124.00 N/A $ 108.00 $ 83.00
          Cases filed per 1,000 population N/A 132.0 N/A 147.0 182.0
          Footnotes
          Additional funding is provided by local governments for operating costs. Data for January - June 2019 was not available for Vermilion County.

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