(Orange County) The Combat Veterans Court received the 2010-11 Kleps Award for its innovative, collaborative response to veterans entering the criminal justice system.
(Orange County) Veterans receive therapeutic treatment as an alternative to incarceration to address their mental health or substance abuse problems arising from combat service.
(Contra Costa) Contra Costa County's Elder Court received the 2010-11 Kleps Award for innovations in the treatment of elder cases involving harm to seniors, including physical, emotional, and financial abuse. http://www.youtube.com/user/CaliforniaCourts#p/u/4/YLMiE0B-DFU
(Contra Costa) Elder court brings together community partners with services that assist the elderly, giving them immediate access to support services, including volunteer senior peer counselors, a senior self-help clinic, mediation, and volunteer interpreters to assist before and after court.
(San Bernardino) The Automated Mail Payment Processing System ("Magic Money Machine") is an innovation replacing a process previously performed at 11 locations by 17 employees and now requires just 4 clerks at a central location, representing a 76.4% annual savings in personnel and facilities costs.
(San Bernardino) The improved process enables the court to apply payments to customer accounts within one working day, directly benefiting the public.
The Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, received the Kleps Award for its Electronic Writ Processing Program. This court-developed project is the first system in California to automate the distribution and disposition of cases in the appellate courts.
(Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District) The project has improved caseload processing times and increased the number of dispositions per month. It saves judicial and staff time without compromising the integrity of the process.
(Monterey County) The 2010-11 Kleps Award recognized the Superior Court of Monterey County for their court-developed, web-based application that automates the entire civil grand jury recruitment and selection process.
(Monterey County) The application enables the court to maintain summary demographics for civil grand jurors and publishes this information on the court’s public website, fostering openness and transparency.