In early 2009, JTAC partnered with the Indiana Public Defender Council (IPDC) to develop a PD module (statewide case management system) that will link with the Supreme Court’s Odyssey case management system. The PD module is software to help public defenders and public defender office staff manage their work. In April, JTAC demonstrated a prototype of the PD module at this year’s PD Office Administrators conference. Those in attendance were very impressed with all the features and the audience eagerly anticipated its release. Originally, a pilot was to be available by early fall 2009. Funding for this initiative has not been identified and secured.
The PD module is still a high priority for the two agencies and efforts to secure additional funding to support development of the system are still underway. We will continue to keep you informed of project developments as they occur!