On March 17th, the Plainfield Town Court Probation Department began using Odyssey Supervision, which has been deployed to 14 departments in 10 counties to date. Although the Plainfield Town Court does not directly employ its own probation officers, two probation officers from the Hendricks County Superior Court Probation Department contract with the town of Plainfield to provide part-time probation services. On average, the Plainfield Town Court Probation Department supervises 150 misdemeanor cases.
Prior to Odyssey Supervision, the probation officers did not use a case management system for probation records; all case notes and probation statistics were maintained in Microsoft Word and Excel files. The implementation of Odyssey Supervision will allow for a more efficient and comprehensive means for storing important case information. The live integration with Odyssey Case Manager will allow the probation officers to have easy access to financial information, court hearings and warrant details.
JTAC would like to thank Judge James Spencer and Chief Probation Officer Todd McCormack for their commitment in making a smooth transition to Odyssey Supervision. Over the next few months, the Plainfield Town Court Probation Department will gradually add newly received probation cases into Odyssey Supervision while phasing out their existing cases.
During April and May, JTAC will be working with the Hamilton County Probation Department to deploy Odyssey Supervision for management of over 5,000 probation, drug courts, and court alcohol and drug cases.