As we begin to tabulate and review the results of the Judiciary’s survey to measure the public's perception of accessibility and fairness in our courts, I can already report that, just based on the overwhelming number of surveys collected, the survey project was a resounding success.
Several thousand court users completed the anonymous survey, which sought feedback on their experiences in conducting their court business, from finding court buildings to feeling safe to being treated with courtesy and respect by judges and staff.
Access and fairness are key components in the delivery of quality justice, and at the New Jersey Judiciary, they are more than just words. Access and fairness are what we do every day to ensure that each person who enters a courthouse or a Judiciary office throughout our state is treated fairly and given an opportunity to be heard.
Based on the overwhelming public response and no matter what the survey results show, it is clear that court users were eager to participate and tell us how we are doing in this endeavor
I want to thank the more than 1,400 Judiciary employees who greeted litigants and court users and encouraged them to complete surveys. Your enthusiasm and efforts in undertaking this important work make us a stronger court system.
We plan to post the survey results at judiciary.state.nj.us next year.
Visit Ensuring an Open Door to Justice at judiciary.state.nj.us to learn more about how the Judiciary provides access and fairness in the courts.