A single unified case management system will make California's justice system more effective by facilitating common business practices throughout the state. CCMS will provide comprehensive data sharing to allow case information to be accessed throughout the state regardless of where the case originated. It also will allow the public and justice partners to view court data on a statewide level regardless of their geographic location.
Implementation & Deployment
The specific way that CCMS implementation will affect your courtroom operations will be determined through a deployment readiness assessment that will be performed at your court. With CCMS, one case management system will be used for all case types and will be maintained centrally. Therefore, your court will no longer need to continually maintain and pay for existing case management systems.
Statewide deployment will continue as efficiently as possible as funding is available. Priority will be given to courts that have urgent case management needs. CCMS will first be implemented in one early adopter court, the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo. During the readiness assessment, a strategy for rolling out specific case categories will be established.
Making it Work
The Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County was selected to ensure that CCMS can be configured to meet the needs of a court. The court's readiness assessment will identify the specific factors that must be addressed in order to successfully implement CCMS, including:
A train-the-trainer approach will be used so that courts and justice partners will have in-house experts to train staff according to organizational needs and schedules. Training and documentation will be provided for CCMS users. CCMS will be easier to learn than many legacy case management systems were because of its user-friendly interface and use of plain English instead of codes.
CCMS User Groups
Once courts go live on CCMS, they will select representatives to participate in a CCMS user group. The user group will be instrumental in defining and prioritizing CCMS enhancements, streamlining processes and procedures.
CCMS will present many opportunities for courts to reallocate resources. Document management and e-filing will free up staff time previously spent entering data that will come electronically. The reallocation of these resources will enable the courts to improve customer service and ensure better public access. The readiness assessment will help determine which specific courtroom operations will be affected by the implementation of CCMS.
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