Strategic & Operational Planning

The California Constitution sets forth the Judicial Council’s purpose:  to improve the administration of justice.  The California Rules of Court acknowledge the importance of strategic and operational plans in helping the council fulfill this purpose. 

The Judicial Council of California regularly reviews state and national trends, court system values, external mandates, stakeholder expectations, and other forces that shape the environment of the courts. The council responds to these issues by setting long-range strategic goals and developing systematic initiatives to meet these goals.

Justice in Focus: The Strategic Plan for California Judicial Branch 2006-2016

In December 2014, the Judicial Council extended the duration of the 2006–2012 Strategic Plan through 2016, and added a seventh goal, listed below. More information

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Goal I -      Access, Fairness, and Diversity
Goal II -    Independence and Accountability
Goal III -   Modernization of Management and Administration
Goal IV -   Quality of Justice and Service to the Public
Goal V -    Education for Branchwide Professional Excellence
Goal VI -   Branchwide Infrastructure for Service Excellence
Goal VII - Adequate, Stable and Predictable Funding for a Fully Functioning Branch

Strategic and Operational Plan Archives

Strategic Plans Justice in Focus:
The Strategic Plan for California Judicial Branch 2006-2012

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Operational Plans 2008–2011 Judicial Branch Operational Plan
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