We are very pleased to announce the release of our report: Smarter Data: The use and utility of administrative data in Victorian courts and tribunals.
This is the second report in our Data Mapping Project, which maps and analyses the administrative data in three areas: legal assistance, courts and tribunals, and dispute resolution bodies.
The aim is to examine the use and utility of administrative data in the civil justice system, a foundational step in understanding its availability, suitability and utility in answering access to justice questions.
Our findings in this report show that administrative data in Victorian courts and tribunals is used for many important operational purposes, however less is known about the people involved in civil matters and their experience.
Routine collection of additional data would make it easier to see the people who use our court and tribunal system, making data smarter and offering operational and access to justice insights.