The JMS Cash Management Module was developed with input and guidance from the Michigan Supreme Court auditors and state court administrators from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Administrative Office of the District Courts. The auditors stressed that the following features be included
|All receivables must be reduced by issuing a receipt. Assessments|
|cannot be merely ‘wiped out’.
|Receipts cannot be deleted, but must be voided and retained on|
|Cash reports must display the breakdown of money collected (cash,|
|checks, credit card, etc.)
|The system must have security in place so that not all court|
|personnel have access to all functions.
|Audit trails must be maintained.
These features, along with other recommendations, have been incorporated into the JMS Cash Management Module.
Payment methods are used to identify the various types of payments. A payment can also reflect a non-cash transaction. These types of
transactions can also reduce receivables. Examples: jail in lieu, community service in lieu, waived, and suspended. In the JMS system a receivable cannot be reduced without the generation of a receipt.
should be applied to each assessment. The clerk can also link a victim to restitution ordered so that payments can be processed correctly.
assessments against a defendant, amount paid, amount due, and any arrearages. This feature is useful in the receipt entry where a cashier can
attempt to collect all money owed.