Office of Court Improvement

Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator


Working with and for judicial officers, court staff, and court stakeholders, the Office of Court Improvement (OCI) staff members strive for continuous quality improvement in Florida’s courts by employing a variety of methods:

  • staffing two court governance committees
  • conducting literature reviews on promising practices
  • maintaining two automated case management systems
  • collecting and analyzing court data
  • collaborating with court stakeholders
  • conducting site visits and arranging for peer visits
  • tracking and drafting legislation
  • coordinating, developing, and conducting training and events (conferences, meetings, workshops)
  • developing publications (benchbooks, court user guides, newsletters, case law updates)
  • coordinating and providing technical assistance
  • developing fillable and interactive court user forms
  • maintaining Florida Supreme Court approved family court forms
  • developing and managing contracts
  • conducting presentations


  • to deliver justice effectively, efficiently, and fairly
  • to enhance access to justice and court services
  • to improve understanding of the judicial process
  • to modernize the administration of justice
  • to maintain a professional, ethical, and skilled workforce


  • Problem-Solving Court Initiatives
    • Drug Court
    • Veterans Court
    • Mental Health Court
    • Early Childhood Court
    • Family Dependency Drug Court
    • Juvenile Drug Court
    • Problem-Solving Court Standards and Fidelity Monitoring
  • Information System Initiatives
    • Florida Drug Court Case Management System
    • Florida Dependency Court Information System
    • Early Childhood Court Tracking System
    • Voucher System
  • Family Court Initiatives
    • One Family, One Judge Implementation
    • School-Justice Partnerships
    • Domestic Violence Regional Trainings
    • Family Court Forms
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Initiatives
    • Baker Act and Marchman Act Project
    • Diversion Options for Nonviolent Felony Offender Project
    • Extended Release Injectable Naltrexone Project (Vivitrol)
  • Criminal Court Initiatives
    • Criminal Domestic Violence Project
  • Overarching Initiatives
    • Trauma-Responsive Court Initiative
    • Human Trafficking Project



OCI Acronyms and Terms

A helpful chartPDF Download with definitions for common acronyms.