JMS has always believed that interfacing between the various criminal justice agencies is extremely important. Interfacing reduces redundant data entry, reduces data entry error, allows for faster distribution of information, and greater efficiency.
The most evolved interface JMS has developed is with the Michigan State Police LEIN system. The JMS LEIN interface utilizes the new TCP/IP connectivity. Any authorized terminal attached to the court’s computer system can act as a LEIN terminal. From within the JMS case entry program a clerk can make inquiries into both the LEIN and SOS databases without re-keying data. Clerks can also be authorized to send and recall warrants directly from JMS case entry. No duplication of data entry is required. All information is pulled from the case and automatically entered into the LEIN scan lines. Once the clerk verifies the information the data is transmitted immediately. JMS has also developed an electronic warrant verification process.
The interface with the Criminal Records Division of the Michigan State Police allows the court to electronically send judgment and disposition information. Again, there is no re-keying of data by court personnel and
the court has a complete audit trail of convictions.
JMS has interfaced with CBC Companies, a credit reporting company. Monetary judgments for criminal and civil cases are transmitted electronically to CBC.
JMS has developed an Judicial Data Warehouse system. Case information is automatically sent electronically on a schedule determined by each court.