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Chatham County and Northridge Partner on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Judicial Portal

(PRWEB) July 07, 2011

Northridge is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Chatham County, Georgia to analyze, define, build and deploy a private judicial portal on the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform to improve communication and data exchange within county court and law enforcement agencies and departments. The SharePoint-based solution will be known as the Eastern Judicial Circuit Data Exchange. This particular initiative will be the first to unite all county and municipal resources on one single common platform and to share information among municipal and county resources.

Chatham County issued a request for proposal (RFP) to contract with a single vendor partner to implement a solution for the digitization, organization, and management of criminal warrant records generated by all of the courts in the county, including eight municipal courts. Process and technology improvements in order to make the administration of justice more efficient were the primary business drivers behind the RFP.

After reviewing and receiving proposals from numerous vendors, Chatham County selected and chose to move forward with Northridge on the development of the Eastern Judicial Circuit Data Exchange. Northridge will develop and implement the solution leveraging the SharePoint 2010 platform.

One of the most recognizable benefits of this SharePoint-based Eastern Judicial Circuit Data Exchange solution will be the replacement of hand delivered court and city documentation with a system of electronic access and delivery, thereby significantly reducing the amount of time that county and municipal employees presently spend on non-law enforcement related activities while improving data exchange between the various agencies.

The system will not only enable faster exchange of critical data and improved processing of cases but also the expedited apprehension of persons with outstanding warrants, or of sex offenders who have failed to register. Thus, law enforcement agencies will benefit; the District Attorneys office will have greater and improved access to law enforcement investigative materials; and cases will move through the courts with less delay. Crime victims will receive justice more expeditiously and the public will be safer as offenders are apprehended more swiftly. Of significant importance is the reduction of opportunity for human error through the replacement of multiple manual processes that are currently in place, benefitting every agency within the criminal justice system.

The SharePoint-based solution is anticipated to include the following core aspects:

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