Alberta prosecutors at ‘breaking point’ as abandoned cases pile up – The Triage Trial System
TRIAGE TRIAL SYSTEM – We’ve used this system in Newmarket for a few years now. Here’s how it works. A number of trials are set for the same date. In the morning the scheduled trials are assigned to courts as the courts are or become available. A lot of factors come into play but generally speaking the more serious the case the higher it rises on the list of priority. Any cases that cannot be reached are resolved in some way or are rescheduled …and put back into the triage system.
Crown attorneys say staff shortages have led to 200 cases stayed in past two months to meet time limits
Source: Alberta prosecutors at ‘breaking point’ as abandoned cases pile up – The Globe and Mail