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One Million Tickets Filed Electronically to Odyssey Courts

February 7, 2014 by Editor

On August 14, 2013, the trial court technology section of the Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration (Division) hit a major milestone when it filed its one millionth traffic ticket electronically in the state’s Odyssey court case management system.
During 2008, the first traffic case was “e-filed” in Odyssey in Monroe County without the [...]

Reclaiming Revenue: How Odyssey helps counties collect outstanding fines and court costs

Reclaiming Revenue: How Odyssey helps counties collect outstanding fines and court costs

May 6, 2013 by Editor

Each year, millions of dollars in fines and courts costs charged to defendants in Indiana’s courts go unpaid, often leaving courts and clerks with little recourse for collecting those debts. Some people simply forget that they got that speeding ticket; others cannot come up with the money to pay that fine on time; and [...]

State of the Judiciary 2013

State of the Judiciary 2013

March 5, 2013 by Editor

Editor’s Note: On Jan. 23, 2013, Chief Justice Brent E. Dickson delivered his first State of the Judiciary address to a Joint Session of the Indiana General Assembly. An excerpted version slightly modified due to space limitations follows. The State of the Judiciary was broadcast to a statewide audience over the Internet and on [...]

JTAC Supports Odyssey Supervision Implementation in Clark County

JTAC Supports Odyssey Supervision Implementation in Clark County

September 17, 2012 by Editor

In January of this year the four separate probation departments of Clark County, along with Community Corrections, became a new consolidated department as required by Indiana Rules of Court, Administrative Rule 18. The four Clark County Circuit Court Judges (Board of Judges) directed me as the newly hired Chief Probation Officer to improve service [...]

The Last Piece of the Puzzle: Supervision module completes the Odyssey picture

The Last Piece of the Puzzle: Supervision module completes the Odyssey picture

December 1, 2010 by Editor

After several months of development and configuration, the Harrison County Juvenile Probation Department deployed the Odyssey Supervision product center as a pilot project in late April 2010. Staff from the Judicial Technology and Automation Committee (JTAC), the Indiana Judicial Center, and professional consultants from within the field of probation and community corrections all participated [...]

Latest Version of Odyssey Packed with Features Designed for Judges and Clerks

Latest Version of Odyssey Packed with Features Designed for Judges and Clerks

June 16, 2010 by Editor

Courts that use the Odyssey case management system went to work on Monday, April 19 to find the software chock full of new features, many of which were requested by Court and Clerk users. Since the system was initially implemented in December 2007, JTAC and Tyler Technologies have deployed several updates to the Odyssey software. [...]

Revisiting the Vision

Revisiting the Vision

February 28, 2010 by Editor

The state of Indiana trial court technology ten years after JTAC’s founding and a reminder about how we got here in the first place—
Two years into the deployment of Indiana’s uniform statewide Odyssey case management system (CMS), 51 courts in 19 counties are up and running, managing more than 22% of the state’s caseload.  Now, [...]

Just the Tax, Ma’am

August 31, 2009 by Editor

Supreme Court Case Management System Allows Clerks to Comply with IRS Form 1099 Reporting
No one likes to receive a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), unless it is notification of a tax refund. But the federal tax code requires the annual reporting of monies paid to non-employees. Many Indiana clerks risk IRS assessment of [...]

10 More Courts Using Odyssey

10 More Courts Using Odyssey

April 30, 2009 by Editor

The Highest-Volume Court in Indiana
With over 200,000 infraction and ordinance violation cases filed in 2008, the Marion County Violations Bureau (Traffic Court) adjudicates more cases than any other court in the state.  In February 2009, following many months of planning sessions and training classes, the Traffic Court began using Odyssey, the statewide case management system [...]

Courts Assigning Case Numbers Under Administrative Rule 1(B)(4)

April 1, 2009 by Editor

Clerks and judges who are involved in issuing case numbers for court cases should be aware of the provisions of Indiana Supreme Court Administrative Rule 1(B)(4).  That rule states, among other things, that “the clerk shall assign one case number to each defendant charged with one or more offenses or violations arising out of the [...]

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