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Case Backlogs News Roundup 9/12/22

The Wheels of Justice | City Talk

Alec MacGillis, Daniel Kennelly (9/7/2022)

This article discusses the link between court backlogs on violent crime rates and explores the different causal connections associated with this backlog, such as the interruption of court services during the pandemic and staffing shortages. The article also gives examples of ways other jurisdictions have approached the issue.

DIMS program intends to speed up criminal cases, reduce backlog with the help of EPPD

Jennifer Cuevas, KFox14, 9/8/2022

The advent of the new District Attorney Information Management System (DIMS) in El Paso, TX may be the hallmark of a new era of information and productivity for the El Paso District Attorney’s Office. Read the article to learn more about its implementation and the impact of the DIMS program on the length of the arrest process.

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