Plan for a Proposed Problem-Solving Court

The purpose of this plan is to provide a formal process for planning problem-solving courts to become operational and be recognized by the Court of Appeals as such.  Applicants are expected to provide a completed Plan for Proposed Problem-Solving Court (hereafter referred to as the Plan) and any supporting materials that would provide the most accurate detail of the proposed problem-solving court. The contents of any Plan to be submitted must comply with Maryland Rule 16-207 and Chief Judge Barbera’s Administrative order dated June 18, 2019.

The approval of this Plan by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals does not imply any financial support for the operational problem-solving court. Requests for funding or other resources should not be included in this Plan.

For additional assistance in relation to this Plan, please contact the Office of Problem-Solving Courts at:

Office of Problem-Solving Courts
Maryland Judicial Center
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 260-3617

Plan for a Proposed Problem-Solving Court: Informational Materials and Plan (PDF)

Plan for a Proposed Problem-Solving Court (Word document)