June 23, 2016 by Leslie Dunn
Courts appoint individuals from Guardian ad Litem/Court-Appointed Special Advocates (GAL/CASA) programs to advocate for the best interests of children in child abuse and neglect proceedings, as well as in other types of cases.
Thanks to additional funding from the Indiana General Assembly, the State Office of GAL/CASA (Guardian ad Litem/Court Appointed Special Advocates) purchased Optima, a [...]
April 26, 2016 by Mary DePrez
Since December 2007 when Odyssey – the statewide court case management system – was first deployed to the courts in Monroe County and Washington Township, Court Technology has worked to develop various interfaces between Odyssey and other data systems.
This work was done in an effort to improve the completeness and accuracy of shared information and [...]
February 25, 2016 by
In January, the Supreme Court’s trial court technology staff launched a new version of the mycase.in.gov website. The goal is simple: provide a mobile-friendly site to the public for searching cases and a platform for offering more services in the future.
The site still needs work, and because it’s tapped into such a large and varied [...]
February 25, 2016 by
Court revenue information collected by a clerk using the Odyssey case management system will automatically be imported into one county-wide court revenue report for all circuit and superior courts (revenue for the city, town, and Marion County Township courts using Odyssey will still be imported into individual court revenue reports).
This enhancement eliminates the need for [...]
January 25, 2016 by William J. Hughes
E-filing has been a welcome and relatively easily implemented improvement in the way trial courts do business. It makes us more accessible to the public and it allows us substantial efficiencies in work flow and processing. Chief Justice Loretta Rush was correct when she noted in her 2015 State of The Judiciary Address that “e-filing [...]
In 2013, Grant County Courts, Law Enforcement, and Correctional Services approached the Division of State Court Administration’s (Division) Court Technology office with a grant proposal to fund a system-wide “dashboard” to monitor outcomes and improve efficiency across the entire criminal justice system in Grant County. Their idea was to centralize information from the computer [...]
The Supreme Court is proud to have a single environment for hosting its web-based applications—Indiana Courts Information Technology Extranet (INcite). The Jan/Feb 2011 “INcite a Framework for Innovation” Indiana Court Times article compared the applications in INcite to houses in a planned community with rules about paint color, building materials, and mailbox height. Since 2011, [...]
In her first State of the Judiciary address earlier this year, Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush announced that Indiana courts would begin to offer Electronic Filing (“e-filing”) in 2015 and that “e-filing would transform the way Hoosiers interact with the courts.” With e-filing, two centuries of paper filings will be ending. [...]
May 12, 2015 by Jeffrey Wiese
The Division of State Court Administration (Division) Court Technology staff reports another breakthrough in reporting quarterly statistics. Indiana trial courts may now utilize Odyssey—the statewide case management system—to create, complete and file these reports.
Long gone are the days of completing quarterly court statistics on paper and mailing that information to the Division. Court Technology [...]
February 24, 2015 by Mary L. DePrez
One of the responsibilities of probation officers is to collect body fluid samples from clients to test for the presence of drugs or alcohol when that is a condition of their probation. But did you also know that Indiana law requires officers to collect a DNA sample for persons convicted of a felony? [...]