Fayetteville, Georgia – September 15, 2023 – The Judicial Council of Georgia has recognized the City of Fayetteville Municipal Court with its Clearance Rate Excellence Award for Calendar Year 2022, an honor reserved for the top 10 percent of courts in the state.
The Clearance Rate Excellence Award recognizes these courts for demonstrating exceptional performance in maintaining clearance rates, a key indicator of a court’s ability to effectively manage its caseload. Clearance rates are calculated by dividing the number of disposed cases by the number of filed cases and expressing the result as a percentage. Cases not disposed of in a timely manner contribute to a backlog of cases awaiting disposition. A clearance rate of 100 percent or higher demonstrates a court’s ability to resolve at least as many cases as were filed each year.
“This achievement reflects your court’s dedication, efficiency, and commitment to ensuring the timely resolution of cases,” stated the official Judicial Council of Georgia award letter. “Thank you for your participation in the annual caseload reporting project and your court’s continued efforts to improve the administration of justice in all Georgia Courts through collaboration, innovation, and information.”
“Court Clerk Whitney Houston and her team have worked hard to bring about great improvements in our Municipal Court,” said City Manager Ray Gibson. “We appreciate their pursuit of excellence in all areas of court management. It reflects well on the City of Fayetteville.”
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