After receiving federal funding awarded by ICJI through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant, the Indiana Public Defender Council in partnership with JTAC are moving forward with the development of the Public Defender Information System. A Working Group meeting, attended by representatives from the public defender community including attorneys, a PD office administrator and an investigative paralegal, was held last week at JTAC to test and review the first of six product builds.
Attendees of the working group provided input regarding the functionality of system requirements and requested several modifications. The first build consists of organizational and individual security features as well as importing case information from the Odyssey case management system. Working group meetings for builds two and three are scheduled for June and July.
The attendees (from left to right) are Deborah Outcalt (Monroe County), Kenneth Williams (Marion County), LaJuan Epperson (JTAC), Curtis Johnson (Shelby County), Don Murphy (IPDC) and Rand Lennox (JTAC consultant). Doug Long (Madison County) and Mary DePrez (JTAC) also attended the meeting.