Judicial Technology and Automation Committee
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Director and Counsel for Trial Court Technology
The State of Indiana has over 400 trial courts, approximately 300 of which serve the state's 92 counties. The remaining courts serve smaller units of government: cities, towns, or townships. Although the types of cases these courts handle varies, meticulous records are kept in every case filed in every such court. A large majority of Indiana courts maintain these records in court “dockets,” officially called the “chronological case summary” or “CCS,” on all of their cases using a computer program called a "case management system" or "CMS."
Odyssey Statewide Case Management System: Overview. Learn about why Indiana needs a case management system and how people who need and use court data will benefit.
Case Study: Deployment of Odyssey in Hamilton County. See Odyssey deployment through the eyes of a county that's been through the process from beginning to end.
The Indiana Supreme Court gave JTAC the task of providing courts and clerks with a connected, statewide CMS.
Following the recommendation of three review committees which oversaw a 10-month procurement process, the Indiana Supreme Court chose Tyler Technologies Inc. to provide its Odyssey Case Management System (Odyssey) to Indiana Courts and Clerks.
The Odyssey Case Management System is a fully integrated case and financial management system designed specifically for statewide deployment. It is a web-based computer system, allowing configuration to be accomplished centrally, while still supporting both statewide and county-specific rules. Standardization in the Odyssey CMS implements notable features, such as accurate Quarterly Case Status Reports.
Odyssey is also a person-based system, which allows for a directory of people and entities. For example, a judge has the ability to access all criminal cases that a defendant has in other courts around the state.
During the second quarter of 2010, the Odyssey product center for Supervision was piloted. Supervision pulls case and financial data from the court and clerk side of Odyssey and allows specialty courts and probation officers the ability to enter and track the following: drug screens and medications, report on case activity, sanctions and administrative hearings, juvenile referrals, contact management and the ability to add documents to the case such as pre-sentence and pre-dispositional reports.
Odyssey is given to counties at no cost.
Additionally, Odyssey currently interfaces with other agencies and systems and this list continues to grow. Today, Odyssey sends CDL violations and SR-16s to the BMV, handles tax warrants, and interfaces with JTAC’s Electronic Citation and Warning System (eCWS) reducing hundreds of hours once required to data enter traffic and ordinance violations into case management systems throughout the state.
Project oversight and guidance is provided jointly by the Indiana Supreme Court’s Judicial Technology and Automation Committee membership and the JTAC Statewide Governing Board.
Statewide deployment of the Odyssey CMS address four major issues:
If you would like more information about the CMS project contact Mary DePrez at (317) 234-2604 (Fax: 317-234-2605) or firstname.lastname@example.org.