Deadline for Strategic Planning Conference Items
The Board's 2007 Strategic Planning Conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 18 at the Mahlon Adams Pavilion in Freedom Park. Board members are reminded to contact Hyong Yi to submit an item for inclusion on the conference agenda. Items must be submitted by Monday, October 8 to be included in the conference binder provided to Board members. Hyong can be reached at 704-336-6945 or via email at
Update on Pretrial Services Case Management Software Contract
was selected to provide the off-the-shelf software. A contract has been executed for the implementation of the software and two kiosks to be operational in approximately nine months.
The Automon software is a successful product that is running in nearly 100 sites, including very large jurisdictions such as Los Angeles County and the Washington State Department of Corrections.
Mecklenburg County's utilization of the software will move Pretrial Services from an outdated mainframe and paper-driven system into a flexible web-based application. This change will enable Pretrial Services to collect more comprehensive information on defendants and to disseminate this information across the criminal justice system more quickly and dependably. Time consuming tasks, such as tracking court activity and producing bond reports, also will be automated. In addition, the project includes two innovative electronic kiosk reporting stations where supervised defendants will be required to check-in regularly and be held accountable pending trial.
The contract cost is $346,325 and is being funded from a federal grant.
--Harry L. Jones, Sr., County Manager
Mark Your Calendar
Tuesday, October 16:
- Dinner Meeting, 5 p.m., CH-14
- Regular Meeting, 6 p.m., Meeting Chamber
Thursday, October 18:
- BOCC Strategic Planning Conference, Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park