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Hamilton County to start using Odyssey

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Hamilton County will join nearly 40 other courts and 13 counties when it begins using Odyssey, a statewide case management system provided by the Indiana Supreme Court. Odyssey will connect the Hamilton County courts and clerk to the network of other county courts, clerks, law enforcement, and state agencies.

It also makes court information available to the public online for free.

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard, Justice Frank Sullivan Jr., Hamilton Superior Court Judge William J. Hughes and Hamilton County Clerk Peggy Beaver will be on hand at the county's historic courthouse Tuesday morning for the implementation of the system.

Since Hamilton and Owen counties use the same type of CMS, Owen County started using Odyssey earlier this year so the state could learn about the data conversion before adding the larger Hamilton County, according to Mary DePrez, director and counsel for trial court technology, Indiana State Supreme Court, Division of State Court Administration's Judicial Technology and Automation Committee.

Costs to implement Odyssey are covered by JTAC from the proceeds of a court filing fee dedicated to the project by the General Assembly. The system has been designed to save taxpayer money by reducing paperwork and eliminating multiple data entries.

Odyssey was first installed in December 2007 in 10 Indiana courts on a pilot basis. The system will eventually connect all of Indiana courts' case management systems.

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