The Mansfield Municipal Court has been awarded a technology grant, Court News Ohio has reported.
The site shared that the Ohio Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that 70 local court projects had been awarded over $2.8 million in grant funding. These projects are in 64 courts in 42 counties.
According to the release, “Ohio courts were encouraged to submit one funding request for up to two separate projects in the competitive program. Courts located within an entity deemed to be in Fiscal Emergency or Fiscal Watch by the Ohio Auditor and those that had not received a technology grant previously were given priority.
“Technology grants increase access to justice to more Ohioans and remove barriers to the efficient and effective administration of justice for local courts,” Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor said. “Without this initiative, many much-needed technology improvements in courts around Ohio would not occur.”:
The local grant is for $10,000, and will update the Court’s CMS with Enhanced Case Management Project software that will automate the transfer of data between the clerk and probation office.