Performance of the City and Parish Courts

Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016

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GOAL 1: TO ESTABLISH A MORE OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE SYSTEM OF JUSTICE.


Objective

1.2 To encourage responsible parties to make court facilities safe, accessible, and convenient.

Intent of the Objective

This objective addresses three distinct but related aspects of court performance: the security of persons and property within the courthouse and its facilities, access to the courthouse and its facilities, and the reasonable convenience and accommodation of the general public in court facilities. In Louisiana, local governments are generally responsible for providing suitable courtrooms, offices, juror facilities, furniture, and equipment and for providing the necessary heat and lighting in these buildings. They are also responsible for the safety and accessibility of court facilities. The intent of Objective 1.2 is to encourage courts and judges to work with others to make court facilities safe, accessible, and convenient.

Responses To Objective

  1. Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to implement a Continuity of Operations/Disaster Recovery Plan.
  2. Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to implement safety and security measures.
  3. Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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1010664621What actions, if any, did your court take during the reporting period to implement a Continuity of Operations/Disaster Recovery Plan?Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to implement a Continuity of Operations/Disaster Recovery Plan.
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Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to implement a Continuity of Operations/Disaster Recovery Plan.
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective
BATON ROUGE CITY COURT
The court conducted testing of it's emergency notification system to staff that would be used in the event of an emergency or court closure.
CROWLEY CITY COURT
The judge attended a three-hour Business Preparedness Workshop presented by Mr. Lee John, Region 4 Coordinator from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT
The court maintained a generator to provide the courthouse with full functionality during power outage, as long as the building is not flooded. The court installed and maintained a "cloud based back-up system" for criminal and traffic case information, which means it is away from the building. The clerk of court maintained images of all court records for both the criminal and civil dept. In addition, the court's MIS Administrator, as in the past, is always ready to evacuate with servers which house the court's essential data. Court administration advised the public via newspaper and local news programs of the latest opening and closing information.
JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT
Second Parish Court researched the implementation of a virtual server at remote locations throughout the state to serve as backup.
KAPLAN CITY COURT
Kaplan City Court ensured that the court building was sandbagged during heavy rains.
LAFAYETTE CITY COURT
Lafayette City Court maintained an offsite tape backup, offsite server and an onsite generator in case of power outage.
NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT
The court continued to upgrade its computer system.
NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT
Municipal Court sent a representative to all meetings concerning COOP/DRP that were held with other Orleans Parish criminal justice agencies, courts, sheriff's office and the New Orleans Police Department. The court maintained an emergency plan that will provide for continuity of court operations in case of an emergency and/or disaster. The court maintained a portable server and computer that will allow for court operations to mobilize and follow the Sheriff's Office so that detained defendants will be afforded their constitutional and statutory rights to a hearing. In addition, the court maintained an emergency cellular phone with internet capability which has an area code from northern Texas so that the court's communications will not be disrupted
SULPHUR CITY COURT
The Sulphur City Court judge had discussions with city and parish officials for alternate sites in event the present facility cannot used due to an emergency.
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Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective9 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT)
Addressed records safety, management, and/or access in the event court operations are shut down or displaced24 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, RUSTON CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Continued to address this objective through the action indicated below, or implemented the following new actions to address this objective as indicated below36 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BASTROP CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OAKDALE CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PLAQUEMINE CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, RUSTON CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Coordinated the COOP/DRP with all appropriate government officials and justice system partners12 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)
Developed or updated a COOP/DRP22 courts (ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PLAQUEMINE CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT)
Did not address this objective16 courts (ALEXANDRIA CITY COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BREAUX BRIDGE CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, MARKSVILLE CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, PINEVILLE CITY COURT, SPRINGHILL CITY COURT, THIBODAUX CITY COURT, VIDALIA CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT)
Identified and secured an alternate facility in the event court operations are shut down11 courts (BASTROP CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT)
Included alternate means of communication in the COOP/DRP in the event that regular means of communication are unavailable17 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT)
Included current contact information for judges and other court personnel in the COOP/DRP24 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT)
Included current contact information for other agencies or people with whom the court interfaces, such as law enforcement19 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)
Included procedures in the COOP/DRP to support the full range of court operations in the event of a prolonged displacement from the courthouse14 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, OAKDALE CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)
Provided all those involved in implementing the COOP/DRP, inside and outside the court, with a copy of the plan and all updates or changes9 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT)
Provided training for the COOP/DRP8 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT)
Tested the COOP/DRP on a regular basis4 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT)

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