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Concluded Programs and Studies

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The programs and studies listed below are no longer active, ongoing programs or studies of the Judiciary.  Archived resources and reports are available for reference.

Commission on Mental Health Law Reform
Conducted a comprehensive examination of Virginia's mental health laws and services.

Judicial Boundary Realignment Study
Studied and made recommendations regarding judicial boundary realignment.

Pandemic Flu Preparedness Commission
Prepared a benchbook to guide the Judicial Branch in preparing for a pandemic.

Virginia Judicial Workload Assessment Report
Chapter 601, Virginia Acts of Assembly (2012), directed the Supreme Court of Virginia to "develop and implement a weighted caseload system to precisely measure and compare judicial caseloads throughout the Commonwealth on the circuit court, general district court, and juvenile and domestic relations district court levels" and to develop "a recommended plan for the realignment of the circuit and district boundaries." In response to the legislation, the Supreme Court of Virginia's Office of the Executive Secretary contracted with the National Center for State Courts to develop a weighted caseload system for Virginia's trial courts and to recommend a plan for the realignment of the circuit and district boundaries. The Virginia Judicial Workload Assessment Report was submitted to the Court by the National Center for State Courts as a result of the workload assessment study they completed, and it details the weighted caseload system they developed and includes their recommendations regarding boundary realignment in Virginia.