Bell County Implementing New Judicial Case Management Software System
Belton, TX – On Monday, June 7, the Bell County Technology Services Department announced that it had gone live with its new county-wide Case Management System. The new Odyssey solution from Tyler Technology is replacing the old AS400 system, which has served the county for more than two decades.
“This project has been an ongoing two-year process, and we are excited for the culmination of all that hard work and effort,” Assistant Director of Technology Services, Susan Weaver said. “The Odyssey platform will serve Bell County for many years to come and will streamline many of the activities performed by the courts and clerks.”
This upgrade effects every county office involved in Justice processing, from Pretrial Services and adult probation to all court levels, including Justice of the Peace, County, and District Courts.
“Odyssey also provides an online portal that members of the public can use to search for case and hearing information.” Weaver said. “This platform allows citizens to obtain information from home without having to travel to or make contact with the courts.”
Odyssey's online portal can be accessed here.
As part of this conversion, the county’s E-Filing system was temporarily taken down on Thursday, requiring some offices to switch to paper processing on Friday. Technology Services Director Adam Ward said that the process, which required staff from many offices to work over the weekend digitizing tens of thousands of archived files, went very smoothly.
“A project of this size and magnitude transcends election cycles and normal county operations, and I have to credit the leadership of both past and present elected officials for making it happen,” Ward said. “Our hope is this software will allow Bell County to continue to be an innovation leader in the justice process for its citizens.”