Budget Conditions of County Prosecutor's Offices
Dr. Jennifer Hora
Arts and Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
This research begins with the question: Under what budget conditions are County Prosecutor’s Offices able to administer justice effectively? The relationship between state court funding and the ability of courts to implement justice will be explored. A survey of approximately 200 County Prosecutor’s Offices will be conducted to ascertain the staff support conditions of each office. Additionally, the record keeping abilities will be surveyed, since there is no universal method for record keeping across Prosecutor’s Offices. This survey investigates staffing levels in these offices, and questions if the offices are understaffed, leaving attorneys and support staff unable to focus completely on each case heard by the specific unit. These results would shed light on if the state court funding crisis is not yet complete, and if state courts need more time and federal aid to recover from the recent recession.
Triolo, Molly E., "Budget Conditions of County Prosecutor's Offices" (2016). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 555.