Why are the caseload reports that our court prepares manually different than the Web version for the same time frame?
A caseload report for any court level (appellate, superior, or limited jurisdiction) that is manually prepared should NOT be expected to match the figures in the published (Web or hard copy) version. There are many case-level activities that can affect these statistics. The published version is a snapshot at a fixed point in time. The manually prepared version is also a snapshot but at a different point in time. Any case entry or activity affecting the reporting period, but which occurred between the two snapshots, will cause figures to differ. For example, archived cases are not included in a manually prepared report for a past date range but were included in the published version.
For more information, please see:
- Caseload Report (CLJ) topic in the JIS Online Manual.
- Prepare SCOMIS Labels and Reports page of the JIS Online Manual (there are several links to Caseload Reports on this page).
- About Juvenile Probation Procedures section of the Online Manual. (Use CTRL/F to find all instances about Caseloads on this page.)
- Caseloads Information page on the Washington Courts Web site.
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