Superior Court Administration
About the Department
The Fulton County Superior Court, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, presides over cases involving felonies, civil disputes, real estate matters, family and domestic relations issues and appeals from lower courts.
Superior Court Judges also make decisions which protect abused and neglected children, help victims seeking protection, and resolve family crises.
Key Performance Indicators
Clearance rates are indicators of whether the Superior Court is “keeping up” with its incoming caseload. The Superior Court of Fulton County strives to maintain a clearance rate of 100% by disposing of as many cases as have been filed and reopened in a given period.
This measures the number of defendants that complete felony and misdemeanor pretrial supervision.
A recidivist is defined as an individual who is re-incarcerated or re-convicted in Fulton County within 24 months of arrest, release, or conviction . In this context, "release" means from custodial care, including but not limited to, pretrial release, post-sentence release, or final disposition.
The customer service survey for the Superior Court Administration department targets external customers that visited the department. The survey is conducted within the department using an online weblink that directs the customers to the survey. This survey is ongoing and the participants vary.
An increase in mediations shows that more cases are being handled and resolved outside of a courtroom and allowing more serious matters to be brought before a judge. This also allows those that can not afford an attorney an alternative for access to justice.
The Pretrial Services Supervision Unit supervises felony and misdemeanor defendants who are granted pretrial release, which requires the defendant to comply with court-ordered conditions, such as drug treatment, psychological counseling, stay-away orders, or frequent reporting. If an individual is granted pretrial release, a Pretrial Services case manager will be assigned to the case and will monitor the individual's progress throughout the adjudication period.