Court technology is rapidly advancing. Gone are the days of not-quite-right single-vendor solutions and constant-headache multi-vendor coordination.

The court component model (CCM) is an innovative approach to court technology where courts can individually select the solutions they need and more easily link them together. The CCM is revolutionizing court technology, and it’s time for your court to get component-ready.

Use this all-in-one reference guide to ground yourself in the CCM, what you can do with it, and how your court can get started transitioning to this innovative approach.

What is a component?

CCM pioneers on the Joint Technology Committee and at NCSC and IJIS define components as independent technology solutions that accomplish a specific function while connecting to a larger system of components that together power the business of your court. In the CCM, components have a few universal characteristics:

They use open data standards. Integration standards are defined by the industry through collaboration among industry advisors, the courts, technology suppliers, and data-sharing bodies, and all component solutions can “talk” to each other.

They’re brand-neutral. Any vendor can make any component, and they can all function as part of the same system. Courts can mix and match based on their needs.

They’re configurable. Components are configurable enough that customization is rarely necessary, which brings the price point down.

They’re nimble. When each function in your system is a separate component, changes are more manageable, allowing each supplier to add new functionality or modify existing functionality with greater agility.

For more details, see the JTC NextGen Court Component Model Bulletin.

Why the CCM?

  • Take advantage of new innovations that support your business objectives.
  • Pick and choose what’s right for you from a competitive marketplace of leading-edge solutions, and swap them out as your needs evolve.
  • Deliver next-generation court technologies and interoperability better, faster, and more economically.

What can today’s components do?

The component market is strong and is only getting stronger. Here’s a sample of some components that we are happy to demonstrate at your convenience:

  • CMS components. Keep cases and people on time and on track with tools designed for managing cases, participants, accounting and financials, calendars and scheduling, and documents/content.
  • Compliance components. Manage court ordered conditions and obligations, create plans that target individual risks and needs, effectively match people and programs, and drive improved outcomes for both your court and your community.
  • eBench components. Support your judicial officers with personalized access and views through an array of tools that inform judicial decisions, aid case management, and help better manage workloads both on the bench or in chambers.
  • A2J components. From eFiling and ePayment services to online dispute handling, these components can help you tailor remote court access to your community’s needs.
  • What’s Next. The component landscape is constantly evolving, and more new innovations are available every day.

To easily browse available components, we recommend the ICAC provider directory.

Where do I start?

As integration standards are being defined, the immediate step courts can take is to ensure they have the right foundational system upon which to build their component solution. With JWorks for Courts and our IJIS Broker/Integrator, you have a fully functional CMS framework to handle today’s needs, and a component-ready baseline to take your court technology into the future.

equivant is here to help. We can guide you through the changing times with over three decades of experience and a full team of experts ready to serve you. Contact us today to learn more.

Also, you can visit the following resources to learn more about the CCM and how it is revolutionizing court technology:

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