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NCJ Number: 62597 Find in a Library
Title: ASSESSMENT OF THE ADAPTABILITY OF NEW PROMIS (PROSECUTOR'S MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM) TO A STATE JUDICIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
Publications Dept
United States of America
Project Director: C C COWLES; L A JENSEN
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 328
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Information & Statistics Service
Washington, DC 20531
National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Grant Number: 78-SS-AX-0007
Sale Source: National Ctr for State Courts
Publications Dept
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE FEASIBILITY IS ASSESSED OF ADAPTING NEW PROMIS (A MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SOFTWARE PACKAGE DESIGNED FOR LOCAL APPLICATIONS) FOR USE IN STATEWIDE JUDICIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
Abstract: THE REPORT OPENS WITH A STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEW OF STATE JUDICIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INCLUDING THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF TWO MAJOR SYSTEM MODELS: SJIS (STATE JUDICIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS) AND GAVEL--A NATIONAL MODEL TRIAL COURT INFORMATION SYSTEM. OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS IN ALABAMA, MISSOURI, AND OREGON ARE DESCRIBED, WITH EMPHASIS ON EACH STATE'S MODIFICATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF SJIS AND GAVEL CONCEPTS. OVERVIEWS OF THE PROMIS AND NEW PROMIS SOFTWARE PACKAGES ARE FOLLOWED BY A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM CAPABILITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF NEW PROMIS. EACH MAJOR COMPONENT OF NEW PROMIS IS ANALYZED AND EVALUATED, AND THE CAPABILITIES OF THE OVERALL PACKAGE ARE ASSESSED IN THE CONTEXT OF THREE STATE JUDICIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM ENVIRONMENTS: (1) A STATE-LEVEL AGGREGATE DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM, (2) A CASE-TRACKING SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES OUTPUT REPORTS FOR STATE COURT ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL COURTS, AND (3) A SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES OPERATIONAL SUPPORT TO TRIAL AND OTHER COURTS AS WELL AS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION FOR STATE COURT ADMINISTRATION. THE STRENGTHS, LIMITATIONS, AND DESIGN TRADE-OFF CONSIDERATIONS OF NEW PROMIS ARE HIGHLIGHTED, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING THE ADAPTABILITY OF NEW PROMIS ARE OFFERED. APPENDED MATERIALS INCLUDE DETAILS OF THE ORIGINAL PROMIS, A DESCRIPTION OF A MULTIAGENCY APPLICATION OF PROMIS, AN EVALUATION OF THE 'MINI-PROMIS' SOFTWARE, A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE DATA ELEMENTS PROVIDED BY NEW PROMIS AND THOSE REQUIRED BY THE SJIS MODEL, AND 'MAXI-PROMIS' SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Alabama; Court information systems; Feasibility studies; Missouri; Oregon; Prosecutors Management Information System; State courts
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