Automated Judicial Process

Texas County will automate all elements of the judicial process from arrest through disposition with new software.

by / January 15, 2003
Dallas -- Tyler Technologies has entered into a $3.0 million contract with Brazoria County, Texas for Tyler's Integrated Judicial Management System (IJMS). Under the contract, which should be completed in the first quarter of 2004, Tyler will provide Brazoria County with application software, system software, hardware, custom development, training, project management and other professional services. Located near Houston in southeast Texas, Brazoria County has a population of over 241,000.

Tyler's IJMS automates all elements of the judicial process from arrest through disposition, including sheriff incident and offense reporting, mug shots, jail management, electronic inmate tracking, criminal and civil court case management, court administration, electronic crime disposition reporting, fine and fee collection, jury selection, child support tracking and electronic document imaging. IJMS is the leading countywide justice automation solution in Texas, with installations in nearly 70 counties across the state.

The IJMS will help Brazoria County meet the long-term information needs of both county employees and citizens. The system includes many advanced technology features such as Internet-enabled data access, digital imaging, and document imaging. Tyler is also installing its innovative BenchView product, a Web-based solution that provides judges with quick and intuitive access to a vast array of courtroom-related information.

"The contract award from Brazoria County is a reflection of the commitment and capabilities of Tyler Technologies as the leading provider of countywide justice automation in the state of Texas," commented Glenn A. Smith, President of Tyler's Courts and Justice division. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to help Brazoria County provide more efficient government and better service for its citizens."

Based in Dallas, Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to make local governments more accessible to the public, more responsive to needs of citizens, and more efficient. Tyler's client base includes nearly 6,000 local government offices in 49 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. -- Jim McKay, justice editor