Accenture will supply management consulting and technology services to the regional Department of Justice of Canary Islands to modernize its judicial information system.
The IT project will enhance court operations and support the delivery of justice by upgrading and integrating the island’s judicial information system (Atlante II) with the systems used by Spain’s Ministry of Justice and Spain’s national and regional police forces.
Accenture will automate the delivery of approximately 6,500 court notifications per day to users of the system to enable information sharing and to reduce delays and costs associated with case processing. The system has over 4,200 users who include judges, magistrates, prosecutors, coroners and civil servants.
The project will provide the regional Department of Justice with performance management insights, converting system data into useable information to help maximize resources, reduce costs and plan for future service demands. Improved workflow processes will allow court employees to manage increased numbers of case files, enabling the faster processing of cases while reducing delays and lowering administrative costs.
Accenture said the project will enable integration of Atlante II with LexNet, the information management system used by Spain’s Ministry of Justice, as well as systems used by Spain’s national and regional police forces.
Other agencies, including the Spanish Ministry of Justice, State General Prosecutors Office and the National Judicial Depository Center, also will have access to the system, enabling increased information sharing between police and judiciary, said Accenture.
Atlante II was recently awarded a JUSTIC2013 award by Spain’s Ministry of Justice in recognition of the high level of interoperability the system has achieved to date as well as its continued role in improving the quality of justice delivery in Spain.
Pedro Herrera Puentes, justice vice minister at the regional Government of the Canary Islands, said: “Our goal is to minimize the red tape and to ensure that citizens understand their case progress while reducing delays in the administration of justice.”