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.
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!
JTAC, in partnership with the Indiana Public Defender Council (IPDC), completed the first phase of the Public Defender System project. Last Friday, the Project Team from JTAC, Emily Mahurin and Rand Lennox, presented an update on the project at IPDC’s 6th Annual Conference for Public Defender Office Administrators in Fishers, Indiana. The presentation included an overview of the project approach and steering committee, a detailed walk-through of how the system is being designed, and a demo of the system prototype developed by JTAC.
JTAC, in partnership with the Indiana Public Defender Council (IPDC), has completed the first phase of the Public Defender System project. JTAC and IPDC met this week to review the final draft of requirements for the system, developed through design sessions with the PD Working Group, and to test-drive the application prototype that was developed by JTAC during this first phase. Also discussed was recommendations for the feature set to be included in the first release of the system, targeted for pilot by early fall 2009.
JTAC provided an update on the initiative at its monthly Stakeholder Meeting this week, including a brief demonstration of the Public Defender System prototype. On April 24th, JTAC will present a similar update and demo at the Annual Conference for PD Office Administrators.
JTAC has partnered with the Indiana Public Defender Council (IPDC) to develop a statewide case manager application that will interface with Odyssey for attorneys and public defender office staff. Yesterday, the leadership team for this initiative met to discuss current status and policy questions that have come up to date. Also, the group discussed the next Working Group design session, which is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 25th. Screens and functionality for topic areas such as case assignment, calendaring, and forms/documents will be discussed at this all-day working meeting among the JTAC developers and business analysts, public defenders, and office administrators.
A prototype of Indiana Public Defender will be completed in early April. Next steps will include determination of features for the first release of the system, which is targeted for pilot by early fall 2009.