In 2010 and 2011, the Judicial Conference of Indiana, along with the Indiana Department of Correction, implemented policies which mandated the use of the electronic version of the Indiana Youth Assessment System (IYAS) and the Indiana Risk Assessment System (IRAS) for juvenile and adult offenders under the supervision of probation, community corrections, problem-solving courts, court alcohol and drug programs, parole, and the Department of Correction. To date, nearly 152,000 risk assessments have been completed by these entities statewide in the on-line INcite Risk Assessment Application developed by JTAC.
On December 20, 2011, Deborah Webb, the Product Manager for the Courts & Justice Division of Tyler Technologies, travelled from Texas to Indiana to visit the Hamilton County Probation Department. The purpose of the visit was to witness firsthand how an Indiana Probation Department is using the Supervision module of the Odyssey Case Management System, in hopes of discovering new ways to improve the product.
A first for JTAC – Odyssey Implemented in Jennings and Henry Counties; Odyssey Supervision Implemented in Henry County
December 12th was an eventful day for JTAC! Not only did both Henry County and Jennings County go live with the Odyssey case management system, but JTAC also implemented the Odyssey Supervision module with the Henry County Probation Department simultaneously. Over 248,000 cases were converted and transferred from two different case management systems to Odyssey.
On November 16, 2011, the Hendricks County Probation Department became the 20th agency to use the Supervision module of the Odyssey Case Management System. After three days of instructional training and practice exercises, probation officers began adding cases to Odyssey Supervision. The Hendricks County implementation included both the Superior Court Probation Department and Circuit Court Probation Department, which will consolidate into the Hendricks County Probation Department on January 1, 2012.
The 2012 Master Jury List was released to all Indiana Counties October 18th. On the same day, JTAC’s Jury Management System (JMS) was moved to the new INcite framework with new features and five new reports. Once the inevitable technical “dust” settled, users found the improved system much to their liking.