Judicial Data Management Services (JDMS)
Florida's State Courts System has begun the development of an Integrated Trial Court Adjudicatory System, a project that will optimize the ability of judges and case managers to electronically process and manage cases. The project is also designed to assist chief and administrative judges and court managers in the effective management of court operations and resources. The project has two major components: 1) Judicial Viewers, which focus on case management services for judges; and 2) Judicial Data Management Services (JDMS), which focuses on state level court activity data and analysis services for court managers and other stakeholders.
The JDMS project will develop a computing environment to provide state-level data management services to all elements of the court system. Those services include:
- Data Consolidation and Standardization Services
- Reporting Services
- Processing Services
- Data Warehouse and Analytical Services
Specifically, the JDMS system will benefit judges, court managers, and users of the court system by providing meaningful data and analysis to: 1) improve adjudicatory outcomes through case management and program evaluation, 2) increase operational efficiency through efficient use of shared resources, and 3) support organizational priorities through legislative resource and budgetary requests. JDMS will additionally enhance the ability of the state courts system to provide court-related data to assist policymakers in evaluating policy and budget options.
Quarterly Status Reports
Each quarter of the project development cycle, a Project Status report will be published in this section. This document reports the project elements completed during the current release and outlines the tasks identified for work in the next quarter.
Uniform Case Reporting (UCR) Project
On September 17, 2015, the Commission on Trial Court Performance and Accountability adopted the final proposal for the Uniform Case Reporting (UCR) Project and the accompanying data collection specification. On April 27, 2016, the Supreme Court issued AOSC16-15 In Re: Uniform Case Reporting Requirements directing clerks of court to provide case activity data to the Office of the State Courts Administrator in accordance with the specification provided below. As with all new data collection efforts, the UCR Project is being developed in accordance with the JDMS framework and principles. The current version of the UCR Data Collection Specification is provided below.
UCR Data Collection Specification (final version coming soon*)
*A pilot phase with volunteer counties was completed in March 2017. Based on what was learned during the pilot, some changes were made to the reporting requirements. A new version of the UCR Data Collection Specification will be published soon. Please contact the OSCA for the most up-to-date version of the specification.
Additional UCR Resources
The following are resources based on the up-coming version of the specification, which is being utilized by the pilot counties. The current XML schema document provided below contains all the validation criteria for each type of event reported per the specification. Please use the current version of the UCR02 schema to validate your XML reports.
Also provided is a UCR Data Dictionary, which lists the required and optional data elements for each event type in chart format.
Note: Previously, there were three separate XML schema documents for this project. During the pilot phase, the three schemas were collapsed into a single document, which is the lastest version of the UCR02 schema.
Examples of Event Type Records