Garland County District Court Chief Court Clerk Vickie Asher received a data quality award from the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts at the recent annual Arkansas Court Automation Programs (ACAP) Systems Conference, held in Little Rock. During the closing session, Asher was presented with an award for Identity Resolution. ACAP provides technical support to the state’s courts, makes court information available to the public, and develops online court-related services.
“Our success in data generation, collection and dissemination would not have been possible if not for our dedicated staff and the excellent job they do in verifying a person’s correct identity,” Asher said. Since moving to the ACAP system in March 2015, District Court finds persons with multiple system identification numbers. Asher’s staff ensures that all cases to which a person may be related are found under one identification number. It is important for a person to know exactly what cases may be pending, open court dates, owed fees or any other information provided from the court. Asher wants to ensure the public has immediate access to accurate, current information, as soon as it becomes available from court.
Diane Robinson, director of the Office of Research and Justice Statistics, commended Asher for her dedication to accurate data collection. Identifying individuals accurately is an important public safety measure and is essential to efficient court operations.
The mission of the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts is to support the Arkansas Judiciary and employees of the judicial branch and to assist attorneys and members of the public who rely upon an independent court system that is efficient, accessible and fair to all.
In photo, from left: Clerk Jessica Kelly, Clerk Amber Ward, Clerk Melissa Baber, Clerk Raquel Pina, Administrator Mark Allen, Chief Court Clerk Vickie Asher, Senior Deputy Kelly Purifoy, Clerk Cindy Graves, Probation Officer Michael Massey, Clerk Tonya Donahue, Clerk Sean Washington, Probation Officer Jaqueline Roberson and Clerk Sherry Presley.