Technology

Overview

Technology offers courts a crucial commodity—information—that can help criminal justice agencies make better and quicker decisions, communicate with partner agencies (prosecutors, defense attorneys, social service agencies) and track case outcomes. By building state-of-the-art computer applications, the Center for Court Innovation seeks to speed case processing and improve accountability, ensuring that offenders comply with sanctions and that all partners are on the same page.

To get help planning or implementing new technology, click here.

Online Learning

The Center for Court Innovation, with the support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has launched a new National Drug Court Online Learning System. The system offers free access to web-based drug court training, including video lessons by experts in the field, virtual site visits of drug treatment courts around the country, interviews with practitioners, and a resource library of documents and reference tools.
To access the system, click here.

Publications

Teleservices: Happening Now! Using Technology to Enhance Drug Treatment Courts

Teleservices: Happening Now! Using Technology to Enhance Drug Treatment Courts

This fact sheet details the implementation of innovative teleservices programs in seven jurisdictions around the country. Teleservices refers to the use of communications technology, remote drug testing, web-based training, and other cutting-edge technologies to enhance the way treatment courts operate. The jurisdictions featured in this publication use teleservices to increase treatment court capacity, overcome treatment barriers, supervise participants, and provide training for staff. By demonstrating the effectiveness of teleservices in practice, these jurisdictions are setting an example for other courts to follow.

Publications

The Intelligence-Driven Prosecution Model: A Case Study in the New York County District Attorney's Office

The Intelligence-Driven Prosecution Model: A Case Study in the New York County District Attorney's Office

By Jennifer A. Tallon, Dana Kralstein, Erin Farley and Michael Rempel

This report presents the findings from an evaluation of the Intelligence-Driven Prosecution Model, implemented in 2010 by the New York County District Attorney’s Office. The model relies on the Crime Strategies Unit which uses intelligence and technology to understand the people, places, and problems driving crime in order to improve prosecutorial decision-making. Evaluation results suggest the model produces intelligence influencing prosecutorial decisions such as whether—and for how much—bail was set, charge severity at disposition, and sentence type and length.

Audio

Information Technology & Social Services: Tracking Clients, Treatment, and Compliance

Information Technology & Social Services: Tracking Clients, Treatment, and Compliance

Andree Mattix, director of social services at Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, discusses how a customized technology application helps her staff track data and clients in the D.A.'s diversion, victim-witness, and domestic violence programs.

Interviews

Experts at Your Fingertips: The National Drug Court Online Learning System

Experts at Your Fingertips: The National Drug Court Online Learning System

The National Drug Court Online Learning System at www.drugcourtline.org offers free training modules on a wide range of topics by national experts. In this podcast, Valerie Raine and Dennis Reilly, both of the Center for Court Innovation, explain how drug courts can use the system to educate new employees and keep their teams up to date on developments in the field.

Most Popular Research

Publications

Data, Delinquency and Drug Treatment: How Technology Can Aid a Juvenile Drug Court

Data, Delinquency and Drug Treatment: How Technology Can Aid a Juvenile Drug Court

By Dory Hack

A discussion of the web-based case management system designed for the Harlem Community Justice Center. A tool for court planners, this white paper addresses the information challenges unique to a juvenile drug court.

Publications

An Informed Response: An Overview of the Domestic Violence Court Technology Application and Resource Link

An Informed Response: An Overview of the Domestic Violence Court Technology Application and Resource Link

By Pamela Young

A close look at the information system used in New York State's domestic violence courts.

Publications

Improving Outcomes Through Better Data Tracking

By Christine Sisario

An article that describes how New York is adapting technology from problem-solving courts statewide.

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