Starke County will soon switch to a new court software program. IT Director Joe Short says the Windows-based Odyssey program will replace the DOS-based CSI program that’s currently in use. The switch will also save the county the $25,000 a year they are currently paying for a maintenance contract.
Short told the council the judge, clerk and probation department are all in favor of the switch. He adds the existing CSI server is also in need of replacement soon. County attorney Marty Lucas says the state Supreme Court wants all 92 Indiana counties to use Odyssey to manage court records and data. Short told the council Knox City Court is already using the software. The council approved the change, contingent on there not being a cost to the county. Short advised the transition to the new program will take about six months to complete.