Ronald Overholt - Interim Administrative Director of the Courts, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Deputy Secretary Anna Brannen

 SAN FRANCISCO – Anna Brannen, California Technology Agency’s Deputy Secretary of Policy, presented the 2011 NASCIO finalist award to Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the Judicial Council of California and the Administrative Office of the Courts, for their development of the California Courts Protective Order Registry (CCPOR).  California was the only court in the United States to receive a NASCIO finalist award.

Each year the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) honors outstanding IT achievements in the public sector that exemplify best practices and are innovative and cost-effective.  NASCIO receives hundreds of award nominations from all 50 states.  They select a winner and two finalists for each of the nine categories.

NASCIO selected the Judicial Council of California and AOC as one of two finalists in the Data, Information & Knowledge Management category for their innovative new system, the California Courts Protective Order Registry.

Created in response to a recommendation by the Judicial Council’s Domestic Violence Task Force, CCPOR created a statewide repository for restraining and protective orders, bridging communications gaps and improving interagency cooperation.  The system provides users with up-to-date information, including order images, conditions and notes, critical to judges and law enforcement.

Deployed to 21 counties and three tribal agencies, CCPOR has improved safety for victims of crime, as well as California’s peace officers in the field.