While the ways we collect, record, process, and analyze data have changed substantially in the past 35 years, the core issue remains the same: Data quality is central to justice. Using data to support decisions is critical at every single stage of justice, and we have to be able to rely on the quality of the data we’re using to make the best decisions possible.
In every county in the U.S. that has both a jail and a county psychiatric facility, more people with mental illnesses are in jail than in the hospital. Forty-four states report that their jails and prisons house more people with mental illnesses than their largest state psychiatric hospital. We have a problem in this country, and it’s not just a jail problem. It’s a systemic problem. Mental illness is being criminalized, and it’s up to everyone involved in the justice system to stop it.
Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller: Automating hundreds of processes with Smart Docketing
ShowCase Smart Docketing automatically drives hundreds of processes for the Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, saving precious time and resources. This solution helps the Clerk’s office maximize efficiencies while being fiscally responsible by automating manual processes, delivering critical information and documents to case participants, slashing time spent on updates, and increasing productivity year over year.
At equivant, we unabashedly believe in alternative interventions for youth that are rehabilitative, not punitive. We’ve worked with policymakers across the country to help funnel more dollars into diversion and community support programs for juvenile offenders, but systemic change is slow. At the community and justice agency level, we work with clients to use technology to make a real impact on local justice-involved youth. Here are five of the top ways to start using technology to affect change.
A2J has become one of the many buzzwords in the justice sector, but what does true access to justice look like? What can courts do to tip the scales toward accessibility? Join host Sue Humphreys as she digs into court accessibility with special guest Renee Danser, Associate Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships at the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School.
Courts strive for better community connection, improved access to justice, more efficient resolution … but how? How do we humanize courts and help them become the agents of community prosperity that they were designed to be?Here are six ways we’ve seen courts get results.
What does the shift toward citizen-centered technology mean for courts? MJ Cartwright, Court Innovations CEO, and Dunrie Greiling, Matterhorn product/market strategy, join host Sue Humphreys to discuss the evolution of online dispute resolution.
During her first 20 years in criminal justice, working as a prosecutor and then a defense attorney, Judge Christine Carpenter saw how closely drugs and alcohol connect to crime and justice outcomes. She knew it was time to start treating substance use and abuse differently, and she became a pioneer in what we know today as Drug Courts. In the latest episode of Scaling Justice, host Sue Humphreys sits down with Judge Carpenter to hear her story.
In the CCM, a network of components work together to power the business of your court, and each component accomplishes a specific function. This gives courts the flexibility to mix and match components based on their needs and easily swap them out as needs evolve. To future-proof, courts need a strong foundational case management system that will fully meet their needs now and be component-ready for the future.
Online dispute resolution (ODR) tools allow court-involved people to engage with your court differently, saving time and money for all involved. ODR isn’t just a process improvement; it increases transparency, access to justice, and equity for all citizens. Learn more about the benefits of ODR to courts, citizens, and communities and how you can add an ODR component to your current system.