On Tuesday, Judge Marion Warren, director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC), and Johnston county court officials hosted Representative Leo Daughtry at the Clerk of Court’s Office in the Johnston County Courthouse to discuss the use of technology in courts.
During the visits, Judge Warren, court officials, and legislators toured the courthouse and viewed the new Criminal and Infraction Public Records Search (CIPRS) that was recently launched statewide.
“Showing legislators how state funds are being used in the Judicial Branch is very important,” said Judge Warren. “Although a great deal of work remains, we have made great progress to modernize processes, increase access to information, and improve interaction with the courts through technology enablement projects.”
Rep. Daughtry serve as chairs on the Justice and Public Safety Committee.
“The new CIPRS system provides such a robust search and includes records that go back decades ago,” said Rep. Daughtry. “I’m pleased that the courts have used resources wisely to make this system available.”
Providing systems such as CIPRS is part of a larger initiative to modernize court technology systems statewide.
“Technology has such potential to help in so many areas and to provide a great number of benefits,” said Johnston County Clerk of Superior Court Michelle Ball. “I look forward to the implementation of more of these systems in the Judicial Branch, which will make our offices and information readily available to those we serve.”