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Many of these court facilities are aging, in disrepair, and need to be replaced. Capital funding for court construction and renovation has decreased in recent years. The current limited funding level makes developing a capital plan vital to determining where the Courts' needs are greatest.
Since the Courthouse Improvement Act of 1988, there have been numerous capital appropriations targeted to improving the condition of the Commonwealth’s courthouses. These appropriations responded to both short and long-term planning goals ranging from emergency repairs at community-located District Courts, design and construction of regional justice centers housing multiple court departments serving several communities, and access to justice at courthouses statewide.
To continue accomplishing these objectives the new capital plan will:
The capital plan was developed by a team comprised of representatives from the Trial Court and the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, plus the design consultant RicciGreene Associates. A significant amount of data was collected for use in determining investment need: building condition assessments, staffing projections, caseload and populations trends. Other criteria accounted for factors such as regional significance, historical value, and potential to replace private leases. In ranking facility needs, plan prioritizes courthouses with severe problems involving life safety, security and accessibility.
The draft capital plan can be reviewed at the additional resources links below. The Trial Court solicited reactions and comments in order to amend the plan with input from court users and staff. A final plan will be released later this year.