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April 15, 2010

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Louisville, KY Metro Government Selects CourtNotify Electronic Subpoena System to Improve Public Safety Witness Efficiencies throughout County


Dallas, TX – Louisville Metro Government (LMG), through the Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission (LMCJC), has awarded a major contract to Orion Communications, Inc. for its CourtNotify electronic subpoena management solution.  The LMG includes the City of Louisville and Jefferson County, KY -- making it the largest city in the state of Kentucky with a population of over 700,000. 

With Orion’s integrated CourtNotify solution, the LMG will be able to improve public safety witness efficiencies and accountability across multiple departments, agencies and jurisdictions throughout the County. Participating agencies serving subpoenas throughout Louisville include the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Louisville Metro Police Department.

“We are delighted that our electronic subpoena system has been selected to serve the Louisville Metro Government,” says Leslie DeLatte, Orion Owner/President. “Our CourtNotify solution has helped counties like Dallas, El Paso, Miami-Dade and Orleans Parish to improve witness court attendance, reduce witness-related costs and increase multi-agency information sharing.  We look forward to bringing the same experience to Louisville criminal justice practitioners.”

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In the past, the current paper process used to route approximately 181,000 annual subpoenas throughout the County has proven to be labor intense with some cases prematurely dismissed due to witness appearance issues.  Notifications about rescheduled or dismissed cases were often not received in time for officers to appear.  Officer schedules have not been easily assessable -- initiating increased expense and delays.

With CourtNotify, LMG judicial agencies will use online tools to automate notifications and receive documented response acknowledgements.  Clerks will be able to reset and confirm new dates in real-time when cases or dockets are rescheduled. 

Louisville law enforcement agency users will have the ability to electronically receive their notifications in real-time using web tools or email.  Automated escalated alerts will ensure that required agency witnesses are aware of their required attendance for scheduled cases and that court clerks are informed about emergency situations.  Day-of-court attendance will be tracked and made available for unprecedented, bottom-line statistical reporting. 

The LMG CourtNotify system is scheduled to begin deployment in 2nd Quarter 2010 and will be rolled out in a multi-phased schedule with final completion estimated for 4th Quarter 2010.

About Orion Communications, Inc.
Orion Communications is a women-owned business enterprise headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has been specializing in Judicial and Law Enforcement software products for municipal, county, and state government agencies since 1998.   Orion’s AgencyWeb® Public Safety Business Management Solution includes applications that help agencies operate better by bridging all aspects of workforce management and sharing data with external systems as a standard practice.
For more information, please visit www.orioncom.com; or contact Jackie Belasky at 337-852-3455 or at jbelasky@orioncom.com.