The Carroll County Courts voluntarily reduced the Joint, Circuit and Superior Court budgets that were approved in September 2007. When that budget was rejected, additional cuts were agreed to by the judges. The following chart shows the changes by the courts and by other departments. Please note that Joint Court Budget, the largest of the court budgets, has the largest reduction. The reductions of the Circuit Court and Superior Court Budgets are in line with those of the other offices in the courthouse. It is clear from the numbers that the illusion that the courts have failed to address the present budget crisis is inaccurate.