TOPEKA, Kan.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Kansas District Court Search Records online service has won a 2013 Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) from e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government. The DGAA recognize outstanding agency and department websites and applications based on innovation, functionality, and efficiency.
“We view this project as one step in many we are taking to make the Kansas courts more accessible and transparent in this digital age. This award points out the fact that our citizens are now more than ever before gaining convenient access to their courts, wherever they may be”
In 2012, the Kansas Office of Judicial Administration (OJA), in partnership with Kansas.gov, launched a series of enhancements to the online Kansas County District Court Records Search application. The most notable enhancement incorporates a new, user-friendly platform that allows Kansans to perform Kansas County District Court Records searches from a mobile device.
Designed to provide immediate online access to Kansas County District Court Records full court case histories, the application allows Kansas citizens to search court cases by county and court type, or case number.
“We view this project as one step in many we are taking to make the Kansas courts more accessible and transparent in this digital age. This award points out the fact that our citizens are now more than ever before gaining convenient access to their courts, wherever they may be,” said Kelly O’Brien, Director of Information Services for the Office of Judicial Administration.
In addition to enhanced mobile experience, the revamped Kansas County District Court Records Search application also offers the following:
- Streamlined look and feel for traditional desktop users
- Ability to search each court by a given time period takes users straight to details of a case
Searches may be conducted for $1 per search. Results may be viewed for $1 per record. A $95 per year subscription service is available for users who prefer to be invoiced monthly.
About Office of Judicial Administration
The Office of Judicial Administration (OJA) implements the rules and policies of the Supreme Court as they apply to the operation and administration of the Kansas Judicial Branch. The duties delegated to the OJA by the Supreme Court include but are not limited to: fiscal operations, personnel management; education and training; municipal judge support; assistance to the trial courts; compilation and assessment of caseload information; permanency planning; child support enforcement activities; monitoring alcohol and drug safety action funds; alternate dispute resolution; and court improvement programs. Headquartered in Topeka, KS, the Kansas Judicial Branch provides management and oversight for the Kansas Court System, including the Kansas Supreme Court, Appellate Courts, District Courts, and Municipal Courts.
The Information Network of Kansas Inc., (INK) is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official Web site for the state of Kansas, Kansas.gov. The portal operates through a public-private relationship between INK and the Kansas Information Consortium, LLC, to help Kansas government entities Web-enable their information services. The Kansas Information Consortium, LLC builds, operates, maintains and markets Kansas.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
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