Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $453,284)
The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice will use funds for the implementation of the Utah Prosecution Case Management System. The eProsecutor is a cloud-based case management system developed by Journal Technologies, Inc. (JTI) In 2018 UPC entered into a multi-year contract with Journal Technologies for the lease of 150 user licenses. The contract renewed from a multi-year contract to an annual contract in February 2023 and will continue to renew annually until the contract is terminated by either party. In 2022 UPC leased an additional 150 eProsecutor licenses from Journal Technologies, for a total of 300 licenses. Individual eProsecutor licenses are not purchased from Journal Technologies, they are leased. Every user must have a license, not just one per office which means that every prosecutor and administrative staff member accessing the program must have their own license. eProsecutor is a robust case management program. It tracks every aspect of a criminal case from case initiation through the appellate process. It can generate criminal information, subpoenas, and all other legal documents. Its reporting capabilities are vast. Through grant funding it is the intent of UPC to renew the lease of 300 eProsecutor licenses, pay for data storage fees and a portion of the project manager’s salary. The project will include the following activities: 1) purchase the renewal lease of 300 eProsecutor user licenses; 2) purchase data storage fees; and 3) support a portion of the salary and benefits of Ron Weight, UPC's IT Director and eProsecutor project manager.