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COURT SERVICES

Court Services

In 2015 Court Services continued to prepare paperless E-Briefs in preparation for the roll out of the Ministry of the Attorney General’s new SCOPE Project which is in its early testing stages. SCOPE is an electronic exchange of information within the justice system and will become the communication of the future between all Police Services and their respective Crown Offices.

Court Services prepared Criminal Briefs for approximately 186 accused and their corresponding 548 charges which are down ever so slightly from 2014.

Special Constables’ duties have been expanded to include Live Scan Fingerprinting for both accused persons and for those civilians seeking pardons, waivers, immigration, adoptions, etc. Live scan fingerprinting is the process of capturing fingerprints electronically with our advanced live scan machine. With live scan fingerprinting, there is no ink or card. Fingerprints are “rolled” across a glass plate and scanned. It is faster, cleaner, and more accurate than the old ink and roll method.

Over at the Courthouse at 860 William Street, Special Constables ensure the safety and security of the judiciary and those persons taking part in or attending proceedings and provide assistance in many Courts including the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, Family Court, etc. Special Constables also ensure the safety and security of those persons working at 860 William Street as well as members of the public. They were also responsible for some 908 prisoners that attended Court at 860 William Street in 2015.

Court Services Statistics

 

2015

2014

Court Type

Number of  Hours

Number of Hours

Bail Court

1340.07

1671

Blended Motions

94.5

142.75

Cell Block

2524.5

2295.25

Cell Monitors – CPS

790

646.5

Children’s Aid

154

149.5

Civil Court

250.5

111.75

Criminal Appeals

45.25

19

Criminal Courts

1382.25

1329.25

Family Court

584.75

483.75

Family Reform Court

81.5

106.5

On Call-Weekend

194

232.75

Provincial Offences Court

325

342

Rover – Assisting Other Courts

1666.65

1074.45

Rule 39

93.5

104

Small Claims Court

190.5

235.25

Superior Court Assessment/ Appeals

18.5

12

Superior Criminal Court

101.75

283

Training

422.75

194.75

Transportation

216.5

134.25

Trial Court

569.75

562.25

Weekend Bail Court (WASH)

100.25

38

Youth Court

141

120.5

TOTAL

11,580.42

10,288.45

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