The Wisconsin Consolidated Court Automated Programs(CCAPs) is the case management system used by all courts in Wisconsin. This case management system is the backbone for information obtained from the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access search portal. The information entered into the CCAPs is performed by the official recordkeepers for the county where the case was originally filed.
Who Uses the CCAPs?
The Consolidated Court Automated Programs are not just for use by the Wisconsin Court Systems. The CCAPs case management system is used by law enforcement agencies, the general public, and other government agencies across Wisconsin. In fact, the CCAP will work with other agencies to transmit and share information electronically to ensure efficiency, accuracy, and promptness of information that is updated and provided in the CCAPs case management system.
The general public and anyone with internet access uses the WCCA to access the information that is contained in the CCAP. The DCF Child Care Background Unit (CBU) use the information that is held in the CCAPs to search for restraining orders, and overpayment collections by DCF, DOR, and DHS. They also use this information to make a determination of individuals and their ability to work, reside, and/or operate a child care center.
CCAPs Interface in Wisconsin
There are certain applications or interfaces integrated into the CCAP case management system software to help the courts operate and function efficiently. These interfaces help the CCAP and various Wisconsin justice agencies automate data exchange.
Here are some of the interface applications used by CCAP users:
Legal research tools- This is a database with tools designed for circuit court judges.
Tax warrant interface-This interface allows the CCAPs and the Department of Revenue(DOR) to exchange tax warrant information. The information is updated in each case management system in each county.
Criminal interface with Crime Information Bureau- The Criminal Information Bureau(CBI) is responsible for processing and administering background checks for the requests received by the Department of Justice. The criminal case disposition and sentencing are exchanged electronically with the CIB once it is updated in the case management system.
Traffic interface with Department of Transportation- Traffic cases are updated through the case management system when a case is closed so disposition and license information is transmitted to the Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin State Patrol. When a citation is issued by the State Patrol, the information is copied on a disk and sent to the county clerk of the circuit court office to update the case management system.
Criminal interface with District Attorney’s Office (Milwaukee County)-Criminal cases filed in the District Attorney’s Office CCAPs case management system is transferred electronically to the Milwaukee County case management system and while cases are active, data is exchanged and transmitted using the CCAPs case management system.
Court information Repository- A central server located in Madison receives information automatically from each county for court management reports.
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