The Goals of the Court Technology Office (CrTO) are to ensure that all judges, clerks, support staff and administrative personnel of the 19th Judicial Circuit and 19th Judicial District have complete and reliable access to the information they need and the technological support required for technology enhanced trials and proceedings. Court Technology must be closely aligned with state and local agencies to facilitate the flow of information to and from the Court system and to broaden the spectrum of information resources available to the Courts.
The primary Objectives are to improve citizens access to the Courts; facilitate trials and hearings in the most effective and efficient means possible; allow all three Courts to share common resources, and provide for flexibility and adaptability to incorporate future changes in technology and court proceedings.
- Strategic planning to centralize court technology through the sharing of resources and infrastructure.
- Develop the technical needs of the judiciary through research, planning and implementation of new technologies
- Communicate and share expertise on technology projects and topics with judicial management, executive management, technology committees, courthouse staff, users and the general public.
- Enforcement of standards and compliance with state and county IT Strategic Plan Initiatives and IT Security policies.
- Project Management for Courthouse technology projects and initiatives.
- Advisor and consultant on computer/information systems-related matters.
- Advise and recommend information technology services related policy for judicial management, executive management and/or policy committee approval.
- Liaison between the Fairfax County Courts, Fairfax County Department of Information Technology, the Supreme Court of Virginia and other relevant state and county agencies.