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Vermont VCase Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $212,408)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Office of the Court Administrator will provide victims of domestic violence with access to the courts via the Vermont Judiciary Case Management System and Electronic Filing Project (VCASE). The purpose of the new case management system is to provide the Judiciary with the tools necessary to support an increase in the quality of service to litigants and users of court services; to provide time and cost-saving efficiencies to the staff; and to provide judges, administrators, and other decisionmakers with information to better manage the business of the Judiciary. The case management system will allow litigants to file court documents electronically with particular focus on creating on-site access for victims of domestic violence. The Office of the Court Administrator will complete the system configuration for the criminal domestic violence cases in the District Court, the civil domestic abuse protection order cases in the Family Court, and the civil stalking and sexual assault protection order cases in the Superior Court.


Date Created: September 7, 2008