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The Census of State Courts (CSC) is a new collection by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).
The CSC is intended to provide a complete census of all state and local courts operating in the United States and to compile important staffing data and information about the case types heard in state municipal, trial, and appellate courts.
Judges, court administrators, federal and state policymakers, researchers, and journalists can use the CSC for information about how different court systems staff their courts.
Through a cooperative agreement, the recipient of funds will be responsible for working closely with BJS on the CSC to (1) develop and test a data collection instrument, (2) update the existing frame of courts, including identifying municipal courts, (3) field the CSC, and (4) conduct data cleaning, analysis, and delivery of raw and final datasets.