What are timeliness measures?
The court performance timeliness measures are a way of tracking court performance in child welfare cases. They provide a source of objective information for the public on court performance and promote accountability in the courts. While there are more than thirty recommended performance measures, states receiving federal Court Improvement Program (CIP) funds are required to track five of them. They are: time to permanent placement, time to first permanency hearing, time to termination of parental rights petition, time to termination of parental rights, and time to all subsequent permanency hearings.More information about the timeliness measures can be found at http://courts.in.gov/cip/2653.htm