Oregon County DA Implements Law and Justice Solution

Multnomah County District Attorney offices to better manage data

by / July 23, 2003
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's Multnomah County District Attorney (MCDA) office is implementing Ciber's CRIMES (Criminal Records Information Management and Exchange System), a case records and information management system for prosecuting attorneys.

Multnomah County is both the smallest in size and largest in population in Oregon. MCDA will use this implementation in adult prosecutions to enable sharing of relevant and accurate data to increase quality and productivity while protecting the data confidentiality.

CRIMES helps prosecuting attorneys automate and integrate the many case records and documents that are an inherent part of the justice system. Using standardized case management systems and interfaces, district attorneys and their staff plan to reduce office workload by eliminating redundant entry of case-specific information and enabling intelligent, automated generation of case documents and reports. This ensures quality control of information and prevents dissemination of inaccurate or incomplete information.

As part of the adult system implementation, the MCDA office is using the Integrated Justice Exchange (IJEX) solution to create interfaces with the Oregon Justice Information Network (OJIN), a criminal computer database, to coordinate ongoing court events. IJEX is also being used to create a bi-directional interface with the Portland Police Bureau for the exchange of data.
Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor
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