Differentiated Case Management (DCM) is a concept designed to improve the efficiency of case processing and reduce the demand for judicial intervention at every phase of litigation. DCM achieves these goals by the early differentiation of cases entering the judicial system in terms of the nature and extent of judicial resources they will require.
The Circuit Court for Howard County has four (4) approved DCM plans. Civil (Non-Domestic), Criminal, Domestic, and Juvenile. The plans were recently revised and have been submitted for approval.