The Commission's Technology Committee is responsible for vetting technology projects that meet CIP and Commission goals and making recommendations to the Commission. The Commission charged the Technology Committee with implementing the Commission's strategic plan goals that relate to data collection and analysis.

Data & Technology Committee 

Vicki Spriggs, Chair, Jason Hassay, Hon. Gilford Jones, Elizabeth Kromrei, Robert Nolen, Hon. Virginia Schnarr, Hon. Carlos Villalon

Staff: Patrick Passmore, Monica Mahoney

Office of Court Administration Advisory Staff: David Slayton, Darrell Childers, Anissa Johnson, Casey Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Mena Ramon

Created by the Office of Court Administration (OCA) and launched in 2009, CPCMS is a state-of-the-art case management system unique to Child Protection Courts (CPC). CPCMS is used by 30 CPC courts handling child protection cases in 124 (mostly rural) of the state’s 254 counties. The use of CPCMS affects significant numbers of individuals involved in the state's child protection system, including:

  • 34 Judges
  • 29 Coordinators
  • 4,772 Attorneys
  • 557 CASA Volunteers
  • 53 CASA Programs
  • 79,860 Children in Open Cases
  • 81407 Respondents in Open Cases

 

*Updated May 2017

The Supreme Court Children’s Commission and the Office of Court Administration host a CPS Hearing Notification service that uses non-confidential case data to provide hearing notice by email to court participants (attorneys, CPS personnel, CASA, parents, relative caregivers, and adoptive/foster parents) involved in cases heard by our Child Protection Specialty Courts.

The tool is only available for cases heard by Child Protection Courts in the Child Protection Case Management System (CPCMS) application.

Once registered, the user can search for cases to which they are assigned or interested. The search will display a summary of upcoming hearing dates and a summary of all open cases regardless of whether a hearing has been scheduled. The user has the option to receive notices 1, 3, 7, 14 and /or 30 days in advance of any hearing scheduled.

For more information including instructions on how to register, please visit Reports and Resources, section Notice and Engagement.

The video conferencing project enables children involved in child abuse and neglect cases to participate in permanency and placement review hearings without them being physically present in the courtroom. The Office of Court Administration (OCA) hosts and supports the hardware and software required to facilitate video conferencing between courts and residential placements. OCA has drafted a “how to” for use by Courts and other stakeholders who wish to use video conferencing for a particular hearing. OCA also maintains a list of Residential Treatment Centers with video conferencing capability as well as a list of courts. OCA developed a user guide, and also maintains a log of all hearings conducted, including the date, time, participating court, type of hearing, participating placement, length of hearing, any problems with the transmission quality or technical difficulties.

For more information on how to participate, please visit Resources and Reports, section Video Conferencing.