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New software solution offers integrated case management to justice departments Crowe Horwath LLP and Integrated Software Specialists join forces to offer iJustice for free

CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- State, local and federal justice organizations must track the status and progress of each of their cases, but many are doing so with outdated technology. Existing systems often don't provide the ability to share information among the involved parties, creating inefficiencies in case management and potential public safety issues.

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To help these organizations manage caseloads more efficiently, Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., has teamed with Integrated Software Specialists (ISS) to be the exclusive provider of ISS's iJustice® Enterprise Case Management Solution Suite (iJustice).

To introduce iJustice, Crowe and ISS are accepting grant applications until Oct. 31 from those who would like to try the system free for one-year, including the cost of implementation and hosting. Details are available at http://www.crowehorwath.com/iJusticePR.

iJustice is a Web-based case management system that offers greater efficiencies, advanced information orchestration, automated reporting, analytics, in-depth security and audit functions. It is designed for use by courts, clerks, supervision agencies, public defenders, prosecutors, law enforcement, corrections personnel, the public and other parties and maintains necessary levels of security to protect data privacy.

"As cases progress, individuals in the justice system rely on many different officials in many different departments for the information required to accurately and efficiently process a case," said Bob Dobis, partner in Crowe's justice and public safety group. "The iJustice solution gives officials, managers and staff easy access to the information they need with less burden to do their part for each case, and it alerts the next department when they need to take over." 

Dobis added that by automating these processes, iJustice reduces the potential for errors and frees up staff time.

Key features of iJustice include:

  • Web-based delivery with e-service capabilities, including e-pay, e-citation processing and e-filing;
  • Highly configurable, to speed implementation with limited customization and allow for changes to be easily applied later;
  • Automated notifications and alerts that coordinate a case between different parts of the organization;
  • Advanced analytics, ad-hoc reporting and querying capabilities;
  • Ability to exchange information with other departments, counties and systems while conforming with national models including the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM); and
  • Scalability to integrate with existing systems.

"Caseloads are increasing while staff numbers are decreasing due to budget constraints. To handle this, departments need to improve case management efficiency, which an integrated technology solution like iJustice can help accomplish," said Alicia Antonetti-Tricker, a senior manager in Crowe's justice and public safety group. "Although many technology initiatives are complex and require significant time to implement, iJustice is ready to deploy and integrates seamlessly with existing systems, providing for a faster implementation than many other systems on the market."

For more information on iJustice, please visit: http://www.crowehorwath.com/iJusticePR.

About Crowe Horwath

Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values®," Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private companies, while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 2,600 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.

About Integrated Software Specialists

For more than 22 years, ISS (www.issintl.com), also known as iJustice Solutions (www.iJusticeSolutions.com), has established a reputation for developing breakthrough innovations for e-government, specifically in the justice, public safety, and public health sectors of government. Its advanced SOA architectures and leading-edge enterprise case management software solutions have received national government acclaim and have won national government innovation and industry-leadership awards. Its award-winning technology solutions, now called iJustice, were designed from the ground up to deliver the power and benefits of advanced integrated justice automation. The first adopters of the iJustice Enterprise Solution Suite have publicly endorsed it, reporting significant advanced capabilities, benefits, and efficiency gains. The iJustice products are uniquely engineered to be highly adaptive, support NIEM and SOA, and allow easy integration with any legacy system on any platform and intelligent information exchange across departments or agencies enterprisewide with no limits.

 

SOURCE Crowe Horwath LLP



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