Data Drives You. So Where Are You Headed?

By |2020-04-03T13:53:26+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Attorney, Attorney Case Management, Blog, Court, Court Case Management, Integration & Data Sharing, Technology Solutions|

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.

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Be Part of the Solution: Stop Criminalizing Mental Illness

By |2020-03-19T20:37:02+00:00February 27th, 2020|Attorney, Attorney Case Management, Behavioral Health, Blog, Court, Court Case Management|

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.

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Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller: Automating hundreds of processes with Smart Docketing

By |2020-03-19T20:38:42+00:00February 21st, 2020|Case Studies, Case Study, Court, Court Case Management, Resources, Technology Solutions|

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.

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Five Simple Ways Technology Helps Justice-Involved Youth

By |2020-03-21T18:29:50+00:00January 30th, 2020|Attorney Case Management, Blog, Court, Court Case Management, Judicial Tools, Justice-Involved Youth|

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.

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A2J: Tipping the Scale Toward Accessibility

By |2020-03-21T18:33:14+00:00January 16th, 2020|Access to Justice, Blog, Court, Court Case Management, Podcast, Resources|

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.

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6 Ways To Humanize Your Court

By |2020-03-21T18:37:24+00:00January 16th, 2020|Access to Justice, Blog, Court, Court Case Management|

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.

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ICYMI: Your court date is 2mrw!

By |2020-03-24T00:51:36+00:00June 17th, 2019|Access to Justice, Automated Reminders, Blog, Court, Court Case Management|

For the court system, reminders can be even more powerful. The costs of missed appearances, missed payments, and missing documents is substantial, not only for the courts, but also for the citizens involved. When a missed court date can potentially lead to jail time, the stakes for forgetting an appointment are high.

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