The criminal component of CJIS for Courts tracks any type of criminal case handled by the court from initiation to disposition. All information unique to the case is recorded here. This includes the defendant's name, aliases and legal status, charges, bond and surety/depositor data, defense attorney and prosecutor, judge, past and future scheduled events, evidence and exhibits, witnesses, dispositions, sentences and appeals information. On inquiry, the system summarizes the activity for each case by displaying the status of the case, the date and nature of the last event in the case, and the date and nature of the next scheduled event, and the number of defendants.

CJIS Criminal Case Management Components:

Defendant Tracking
CJIS for Courts can track multiple defendants in a case. Each defendant is assigned a unique person I.D. under which complete information such as physical descriptors, aliases, prior arrests and/or convictions, associates, addresses, etc., is tracked. The person I.D. provides a single file on each person, showing all of his or her activity with the court. Summaries of all activity for the person are generated automatically by CJIS. A user can see at a glance the total number of active and disposed cases, the number of active warrants, monies due, next scheduled payment amount and date, and the status of the defendant in the overall system of justice.

All past and future scheduled events are recorded in CJIS for Courts. Events can be sorted by courtroom, judge, date, and/or range of dates. Additionally, hard copy calendars can be produced in user-defined formats.

Warrant Generation
Warrants and their status can be tracked in CJIS for Courts. Warrant records can be created automatically based on information entered for the criminal case. A hard copy of the warrant can be generated and directed to a printer within the agency or at another agency.

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Speedy Trial Date Calculation
CJIS for Courts can track a speedy trial date for a defendant. An excluded time record accounts for events and associated time intervals that affect the speedy trial date. The system automatically recalculates the maximum trial date, after considering excluded time.

Collections Tracking
CJIS for Courts includes a collections subsystem that tracks all monies due and paid from an individual and the distribution of the money among the designated funds. The system automatically maintains totals for monies owed by a person across all of his or her cases. A forms generator can produce receipts, checks and collection letters.

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Form and Notice Generation
CJIS for Courts includes a form generation function for generating forms and notices. Data are merged into predefined formats and/or text to produce notices, subpoenas, summonses, writs, docket sheets, and other court documents.

Management Reporting
CJIS for Courts can be used to produce ad hoc and standard reports regarding case activity in the court. This includes, for example, calendars, case listings and disposition, and mandated reports.

CJIS for Courts provides comprehensive security allowing various levels of update and inquiry access by user, or groups of users. Security - even to the field level - protects sensitive information, such as data about juveniles.

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