Superior Court Administration 

Department Information
Phone: 404-612-4518 Address: 136 Pryor St SW suite C-640, Atlanta, GA 30303
David Summerlin, Court Administrator 
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 that protect abused and neglected children, help victims seek protection, and resolve family crises.

Key Performance Indicators

Description: Percentage Clearance Rate (Cases Disposed/Incoming Cases)
Why is this important: This measure gauges whether a court is keeping up with its incoming caseload. If a court is resolving fewer cases than are filed with the court, a growing inventory of pending cases is inevitable. Knowledge of clearance rates for various case types over a period of time can help the court identify emerging problems and target improvements.

Description: Successful Client Retention Rate in Accountability Court Programs
Why is this important: The measure is already being captured and reported. The change in the description clarifies what is actually being measured: Client Retention Month over Month. Retention is an accountability measure because the longer participants are engaged in the program and treatment, the better their outcomes after leaving the program.

Description: Percentage of clients that recidivise within 2 years
Why is this important: A large-scale study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics revealed that around two-thirds of individuals released from prison or jail were rearrested within three years. Obviously, the goal for the corrections system should be to find a way to keep individuals out of prison after their first arrest.

Description: Percentage of defendants that successfully complete Pre-Trial felony and misdemeanor supervision
Why is this important: 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.

Description: Percentage increase in the number of mediations year to year (Annual)
Why is this important: An increase in mediation 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.

Description: Percentage of customers who rated their satisfaction with services as very or extremely satisfied
Why is this important: N/A