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For immediate release: Oct. 8, 2009
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Winnie Comfort or Tammy Kendig

Judiciary Releases Annual Report

The New Jersey Judiciary today announced the release of its 2008-2009 annual report.

In his introduction to the report, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner highlights the efforts the Judiciary has made to meet the needs of litigants with innovation and creativity.  “Our system of justice is by nature adversarial, but often a better resolution can be found by helping the parties reach common ground or find the resources they need to avoid litigation.”

Judge Glenn A. Grant, acting administrative director of the courts, explains the courts’ role in serving the public during the current economic crisis.  “While the current fiscal situation may be grim, it also presents us with opportunities to improve our operations.  We have found cost savings in a number of places, and we have identified critical needs that can be met with existing resources.”

The report highlights new programs such as the statewide foreclosure mediation program to assist struggling homeowners and a pilot program to assist veterans.  It details the expansion of successful programs such as drug courts and the Intensive Supervision Program.  And it includes photos and information about the 60th anniversary of the New Jersey constitution that created the modern Judiciary.

The report can be found online at judiciary.state.nj.us.
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