On December 8, JTAC made its final 2009 presentation to the monthly stakeholders meeting held at our office in Indianapolis. The presentation highlights the milestones in court technology that have been achieved this year, including the continuing implementation of the Odyssey case management system in the counties as well as enhancements to the software application, and advances related to JTAC’s many other technology projects.
Last Tuesday, JTAC held the August Stakeholder meeting. Representatives from the Department of Corrections, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the Indiana Judicial Center and Judge Jeff Dywan, Lake County, were in attendance.
Mary DePrez provided an update on the ‘Public Access’ pilot for the Protection Order Registry and recent grant awards. She also mentioned two recent awards: A ‘First Place’ Best Practices Award by the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals; and the Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award for JTAC’s positive impact on traffic safety. Both awards were a result of the successful partnership with Tyler Technologies, Inc., the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the Indiana State Police, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and numerous judges, clerks and local law enforcement agencies for working together to make the eCWS/Odyssey/BMV data exchange model a nationally recognized model.
JTAC participated in two sessions during the Annual Conference of Circuit Court Clerks held June 9th though June 11th in Indianapolis. During the first session, Mary DePrez, Annette Page, and Keith Berry of JTAC were joined by Becca McDonough, Angie Laux and Dawn Chowning with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). This session covered the SR 16s process between the courts and the BMV. Keith provided a live demonstration of the new enhancements added to the BMV/INcite application developed by JTAC. A question and answer session followed the presentation.
During JTAC’s second session, Mary DePrez and Donna Edgar provided information about the Protection Order Registry, the electronic tax warrant application, jury pool and jury management system, and the marriage license application. Donna presented an overview of Odyssey from a Clerk’s perspective with an in-depth analysis regarding how financials are handled in Odyssey.
Every month, stakeholders in JTAC projects from state agencies attend a meeting in which JTAC provides an update on the Odyssey case management system and other projects. The presentation and handouts from this month’s meeting are available below.
The Clerk’s Office in Jackson County e-filed a marriage license for the first time this morning. Clerk Sarah Benter checked in today with Jill Russell, who coordinates the Marriage License e-File project, just to make sure everything had gone smoothly. It had.
Jackson County joins 51 other Indiana counties who have adopted the e-file system for marriage licenses. Clerk’s Offices in those counties save time, materials, and postage previously spent delivering paper copies of those licenses to the State Department of Health.