Several times throughout the year, JTAC members meet with a group we call the “Statewide Governing Board” for the Odyssey CMS project. The Governing Board was created to assist JTAC and help guide the CMS project through member expertise and input.
During the last Governing Board meeting on January 9, several issues relating to the Odyssey CMS were resolved:
- After a well-received discussion initiated by Judge Steve Galvin, Monroe Circuit Court, and with the approval of the Division of State Court Administration, it was decided that the “JM” case designation would no longer be used when, for all practical purposes, a new CHINS (JC) or Juvenile Delinquency (JD) case is going to be filed. The “JM” case designation would be used in those instances where there will most likely be a hearing regarding detention or probable cause before the actual filing of a case. The JM designation continues to be appropriate for other miscellaneous juvenile matters such as informal adjustments.
- It was the Board’s consensus that case financial information should be made available on Secured Public Access. This decision will apply on a statewide basis. Financial information, however, will be accompanied by a disclaimer indicating that the user should not rely on the accuracy of the information appearing in Odyssey and should understand that the Clerk and the courts maintain the “official record”.
- With regard to financial information being made available on General Public Access, it was decided that there will be an ongoing discussion with clerks in other counties in order to determine their preferences on this issue. The judges on the Board agreed that the availability of financial information on General Public Access could be very useful to attorneys and to the public in general.