Publications and Reports

Publications of the Minnesota Judicial Branch (MJB) and Fourth Judicial District are available in the tabs below.

Annual Reports of the Minnesota Judicial Branch

Performance Measures- Key Results and Measures

Minnesota Statewide Adult Drug Court Evaluation - Follow Up (2014)

Minnesota DWI Courts: A Summary of Evaluation Findings in Nine DWI Court Programs (July 2014)

Evaluation conducted on behalf of the State of Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety; and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Minnesota Statewide Drug Court Evaluation (2012)

Minnesota Drug Courts Funding Study- Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Services (2007)

Minnesota Supreme Court Chemical Dependency Task Force Report on the Overall Impact of Alcohol and Other Drugs Across All Case Types (Nov. 2006)

Minnesota Supreme Court Chemical Dependency Task Force Report on Adult and Juvenile Alcohol and Other Drug Offenders (Feb. 2006)

Tracking Warrants Report

Standards for Professional and Nonprofessional Parenting Time Supervisors in Family Court Proceedings (Jan. 2014)

A Case Study: Reengineering Minnesota’s Courts; National Center for State Courts, 2012

Minnesota Supreme Court Civil Justice Reform Task Force (Dec. 2011)

Recommendation for a Statewide Citation Standard- Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Report to the Commissioner of Public Safety & the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court (Jan. 2011)

Gender Fairness Implementation Committee

Access and Service Delivery Committee 2 Report (Dec. 14, 2009)

Report of Children's Justice Initiative Parent Legal Representation Workgroup to Minnesota Judicial Council (Nov. 17, 2008)

Access and Service Delivery Committee Report to Minnesota Judicial Council (July 17, 2008)

Recommendations of the MN Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the General Rules of Practice (re: cameras in courtrooms) (April 2008)

Public Opinion of the Courts Study (2006-2007)

Public Opinion of the Courts Study (1999-2000)

Statewide Law Library/Self-Help Center Project Advisory Workgroup (Jan. 2007)

Children's Justice Initiative Reassessment Report (2005)

Juvenile Delinquency Petitions

Blended Sentencing in Minnesota: On Target for Justice and Public Safety? (2001)

Minnesota Supreme Court/National Center for State Courts Key Findings from the Evaluation of Open Hearings and Court Records in Juvenile Protection Matters (2001)

A Parental Guide to Making Child-Focused Parenting Time Decisions (2001)-

This resource is currently being updated to reflect current statutes, rules, and policies. An updated version will be posted as soon as it is available.

Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Task Force on Visitation and Child Support Enforcement (1997)

Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Task Force on the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) System:  Final Report and Proposed Rules (February 1996)

Minnesota Supreme Court Task Force on Racial Bias in the Judicial System Final Report (1993)

Minnesota Supreme Court Task Force for Gender Fairness in the Courts Final Report (1989)

The Gender Fairness Implementation Committee was sunsetted effective Dec. 31, 2010.  The Committee's charge and mission is carried on through the Committee for Equality and Justice.
The purpose of this department is to provide accurate data and information to help district court administration and the bench develop policy decisions on an empirical basis; and to conduct and publish original research on topics that advance knowledge in the areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice, family justice, case processing, and related topics.

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Pretrial Scale Validations


Dispositional Analysis


DWI Court

Drug Court

Veterans Court

Domestic Abuse Court

Community Court

Property Court


Fairness Studies

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Civil Court Reports

Judicial Development Survey

Jury and Interpreter Services Reports