DURATION OF CASES ADJUDICATED
The nature of the charges presented to the court for a defendant, along with the process required to deal with the charges (which is affected by the type of plea), impact on the time required for a court to finalise a case. The duration is calculated from the date of initiation to finalisation of the case (for more information about duration see paragraphs 39, 55, 57-58 of the Explanatory Notes and the Glossary).
Just under half (44%) of the defendants charged in the Children's Court had their cases finalised in less than 6 weeks, while 6% of cases were finalised at 39 or more weeks. In 2006-07, 5% of cases were finalised at 39 or more weeks, while 48% were finalised in less than 6 weeks.
Duration of cases finalised, 2006-07 to 2007-08