Helping to reduce avoidable delay in the Criminal Courts
Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS) has appointed Case Progression Officers to work with other criminal justice agency officials and the judiciary to minimise delay in the Criminal Courts.
Case listing and management are the responsibility of the court; however Case Progression Officers provide support and work with other agency representatives to ensure that all procedural matters are effectively progressed by the parties in the case" This includes addressing issues such as:-
- Checking the availability of witnesses
- Managing the arrangements for special measures
- Monitoring disclosure applications
- Ensuring that courtroom technology and interpreter facilities are available
- Monitoring the completion of specialist reports
Case Progression Officers keep the court informed on progress. They are also responsible for monitoring and reporting on performance against targets, identifying potentially problematic cases, analysing caseloads and ensuring management information is timely and accurate.
There are 15 x Case Progression Officers who between them provide support to all 7 x Crown Courts and 21 x Magistrates’ Courts in Northern Ireland. If you require information on the progress of your case please contact the Case Progression Officer appointed for your area.
Case Progression Officer contact details are as follows:-