County of San Joaquin Information Systems Division Modernizes and Integrates Law and Justice Systems with Oracle
System Leverages Service-Oriented Architecture to Link 1,600 Users and 18 Offices Countywide
Redwood Shores, CA – December 1, 2009
County of San Joaquin Information Systems Division, the central IT organization serving the County of San Joaquin, a midsized California county with a population of more than 600,000, has modernized its law and justice systems with Oracle® infrastructure software.
With Oracle, the County of San Joaquin Information Systems Division has created a custom-built, Web-based warrant system to link approximately 1,600 users and 18 agencies countywide. The county has saved more than $1 million by eliminating the need to deploy and maintain the application on individual desktops and by avoiding the need to hire 5 to 10 additional full time employees for IT support.
Moreover, the County of San Joaquin Information Systems Division’s Oracle deployment has enabled dependent systems to share data to help ensure accurate, timely handling of law and justice processes. The Oracle solution enables the county’s courts, the district attorney, the public defender and law enforcement agencies to share critical warrant, abstracts (legal documents indicating arrest authority),and servicing information in real time. Approximately 1,600 users spread across 356 roles at these agencies now use the Web-based system to securely browse critical data, according to their access levels.
Additionally, the deployment has reduced the time required for law enforcement officers to create daily reports on topics such as number of arrests and status of warrants from 16 to 4 hours.
Further, with Oracle SOA Suite, the Information Systems Division has been able to integrate various heterogeneous systems across county agencies with the court’s mainframe – enabling improved information sharing and decision making, as well as establishing a flexible architecture to support the transition to the state court system. In the future, County of San Joaquin Information Systems Division plans to integrate a probation case management system with Oracle SOA Suite, enabling the county’s courts, the district attorney, the public defender and law enforcement agencies to efficiently and effectively exchange important probation information.
In addition, on Nov. 24, 2009, Future Strategies Inc. announced the County of San Joaquin Information Systems Division as the Silver winner for North America in the 2009 Global Awards for Excellence in Business Process Management (BPM) and Workflow. Co-sponsored by WfMC, BPMFocus and BPM.com and now in their 16th year, these prestigious awards recognize user organizations that have demonstrably excelled in implementing innovative business process solutions to meet strategic business objectives.
“With tools like Oracle Application Development Framework and Oracle SOA Suite, we have greatly reduced the complexities of our previous system, thus enabling development staff to save time and focus on their primary responsibilities,” said Jerry Becker, chief information officer, County of San Joaquin Information Systems Division.
“The County of San Joaquin needed to replace an aging and inadequate warrant system and improve information sharing between law and justice agencies countywide. With Oracle, the County of San Joaquin Information Systems Division was able to link about 1,600 users and 18 offices countywide onto a single Web-based system – greatly minimizing IT administration requirements and enabling the county to accelerate various justice and public safety processes,” said Mark Johnson, senior vice president, Oracle Public Sector.