Court & Agencies' Record Exchange
Development of this project is financed by
the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice,
Grant Numbers 98-M-03, 98-M-02, 99-M-02, 00-M-01, 01-M-01, 01-L-01

History of C.A.R.E.
C.A.R.E.'s Mission
C.A.R.E's Objectives
Who's Who in C.A.R.E.
Consulting Companies
Change Request Process

History of C.A.R.E.

The C.A.R.E. system's inception dates back to 1998 when it was decided to re-engineer the juvenile justice system. This project is funded by federal grant money through the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. The re-engineering process began in February of 1999 and has been a cumulative effort of several state entities. This effort has been lead by Youth Corrections and Juvenile Courts to improve Case Management effectiveness and to manage the 'Whole' Youth. This process is an enormous effort from all involved and has been done in the following steps:

    1. Interview staff for information as to job function, work flow and the associated processes.
    2. Process models created
    3. Business Requirements identified
    4. Information technology staff conceptually designed the CARE system
    5. Users modifiied and approved IT's design
    6. System is developed
    7. User testing and acceptance

Re-engineering is not yet complete as the C.A.R.E. system is being developed and implemented in phases.

The mission of the Juvenile Justice Information System is to increase the communication and cooperation between the government entities chartered with providing juvenile justice and child welfare in the state of Utah. An opportunity exists for each government entity to improve the level of service it provides to the citizens of Utah. This can be achieved through the accurate and timely sharing of all appropriate juvenile justice and child welfare data. The concept is to build a complete system (both human and automated) that will establish a central repository for all juvenile justice and child welfare information and permit the sharing of all appropriate information among state and local government organizations.

The objectives for the new system are as follows:

  • Provide the ability to identify and maintain all relevant data about a child
  • Provide complete management of delinquent and non-delinquent incident information
  • Fully identify the details of juvenile justice agency placement and programming
  • Provide connectivity to other state-owned systems in a manner consistent with policy
  • Improve users efficiency when entering and retrieving information
  • Enhance communication among participating agencies
  • Provide anytime/anywhere access to information
  • Collect data for the court's data warehouse and other state data repositories to allow for comprehensive program evaluation and generation of outcome measurement
  • Reduce the amount of paper used within the state
  • Automate business functions that are performed manually today
  • Provide increased accuracy of information
  • Provide more timely availability of information
  • Be easily adaptable to legal or business changes
  • Take advantage of new technologies
Who's Who in C.A.R.E.
Susan Burke Phone (801) 578-3757
Courts representative
User Committee

Gary Wilson

Phone (801) 578-3857
Project Manager
Management Committee

Judge Sharon McCully Phone Juvenile Court Judge
Management Committee
Jerome Battle Phone (801) 578-3872
Court IT Director
Management Committee
Kim Allard Phone (801) 578-3988
Court IS Director
Management Committee
John DeWitt

Phone (801) 538-4333
Youth Corrections representative
Management and User Committees

Jennifer Hemenway Phone (801) 538-1055
CCJJ representative
Management Committee
Dan Maldonado Phone (801) 538-4323
Youth Corrections Director
Executive Committee
Dan Becker Phone (801) 578-3807
Court Administrator
Executive Committee
Ray Wahl Phone (801) 578-3812
Courts Juvenile Court Administrator
Executive Committee
Michele Christiansen Phone (801) 538-1645
CCJJ Director
Executive Committee
Consulting Companies

Computer Resource Group
Sirius Computer Solutions
Software Technology Group
Symatrix Inc.