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Due process measures address the extent to which individuals coming before the court are being provided basic protections. Due Process refers to the right of all parties to participate in court proceedings. Among other things, courts must ensure that family members have notice of the proceedings as well as a fair opportunity to present testimony and express their point of view. These rights apply at all stages of the court process.

Key Measures

  1. Service of Process to Parties - Percentage of cases in which both parents receive written service of process on the original petition.
  2. Number of Judicial Officers Per Case - Percentage of cases in which all hearings were heard by one judicial officer.

Streaming Video

Click here for an overview of due process by Mark Hardin. (Length - 1 min 40 sec)