On April 9th, the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk and the three courts in Jackson County went live on the Odyssey case management system. On that same day, the Honorable Linda Wilcox, Judge of the Union City City Court in Randolph County, also began using the data sharing software.
With the addition of Jackson County to the Odyssey family, there are now 10 contiguous counties in southern Indiana using Odyssey. One of the most important features of Odyssey is the ability to share data not only between courts in the same county, but to share data across county lines. The courts in Jackson County are located in two separate locations in Browstown and one location in Seymour. JTAC staff has been in these locations working with Odyssey users.
Because Odyssey interfaces with other agencies and systems, Jackson County and Union City courts will now be able to take advantage of the data from the electronic Citation and Warning System (eCWS). Since most of the traffic tickets issued by the Indiana State Police using JTAC’s e-ticketing software are electronically filed in Odyssey, it eliminates the need for manual data entry by the Clerk and staff. The Honorable Bruce Markel, Jackson County Superior Court 1, anticipates the time for inputting cases to go down thanks to this interface. Jackson County will also be using label scanners that read the bar code on a case, eliminating data entry for users to open the case in Odyssey.
The Indiana Supreme Court’s Odyssey case management system has been installed in 120 courts in 40 counties. Case data from courts using Odyssey is available to the public at no cost at this website: http://mycase.in.gov. Data from Jackson County courts will be available on the website beginning May 1st, and data from Union City City Court will be available beginning April 23rd.