|Fulton County Court Improvement Task Force|
With the largest court system in Georgia, Fulton County must meet court user needs in an accessible, efficient, and fair manner. But, like trial courts throughout the state and the nation, the Fulton County courts struggle to deliver optimal services under tightening budgets. A December 2005 U.S. District Court order settling an inmate class action lawsuit and delineating explicit improvements to overcrowded conditions at the county jail also places constant pressure on the courts.
Realizing the need for modernization and more cost-effective processes and systems, Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright and State Court Chief Judge Patsy Y. Porter agreed that the courts could use help in charting a path for the future. In November 2011, the judges gathered a group of knowledgeable, trusted stakeholders to form the Fulton County Court Improvement Task Force. The Task Force’s primary goal was to anticipate demands on the judicial system and recommend how best to prepare for those demands with respect to court organization, jurisdiction, and operations. Presented below are the Task Force’s Final Report and Recommendations, a list of Task Force members, and links to the appendices of the report.